BECKER Henri Edmond (1871-1971)

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HENRI EDMOND BECKER – COMB, 1902

COMB, 1902
Carved and patinated ivory
Bearing the monogram of the artist on the reverse
15 cm. long

The museum of  Decorative Arts in Paris has two combs by Becker quite
similar to ours

Exhibition
Salon de la Société des artistes français, 1902
Exposition de la Parure précieuse de la Femme, musée Galliéra, 1908, similar model in carved horn
French Jewellery of the Nineteenth Century – A Loan Exhibition, Wartsky, London, 13-23 June 2001,  ill. p. 47, n. 255 in the catalogue

Bibliography
L’Art Décoratif, July 1902, ill. p. 149
J. Tronçay, L’Art Décoratif au Salon de 1902, Revue de la bijouterie, de l’orfèvrerie et de la joaillerie, August 1902, ill. p. 128
L’Art Appliqué, 1903-1904, H. Laurens éditeur, ill. pl. 32
Exposition de la Parure précieuse de la Femme, musée Galliéra, 1908, edited by Armand Guérinet, similar model in carved horn ill. pl. 28
Béatrice Salmon, Chefs-d’oeuvre du Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, les Arts décoratifs, 2006, 222p. ISBN 2-901422-86-1 (p. 132-133)

HENRI EDMOND BECKER – LEBLANC-BARBEDIENNE – IMPORTANT CARTEL CLOCK, CIRCA 1900

IMPORTANT CARTEL CLOCK, CIRCA 1900
Gilt and chased bronze; the medallions bearing the names of the four seasons
Signed E. Becker, F. Barbedienne, marked FUGIT IRREPARABILE TEMPUS
90 cm. high

Exhibition
Exposition Universelle, 1900

Bibliography
Les Industries d’Art à l’Exposition Universelle de 1900, from Victor Champier, published by la Revue des Arts Décoratifs, Paris 1902

HENRI EDMOND BECKER – SARAH BERNHARDT IN “GISMONDA”, CIRCA 1900

SARAH BERNHARDT IN “GISMONDA”, CIRCA 1900
Carved gilt bronze medallion, light relief
Stamped with the monogram of the artist
Based on the etching of Théobald CHARTRAN, engraved by Adolphe LAMOTTE
21.3 x 15.3 cm.

This model was also made as a gild bronze medal (3.5 x 2.2 cm.) with the following inscription
on the back: Becker according Chartran and FIX. Fix was the name used by the jeweler Savard