GAILLARD Lucien

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LUCIEN GAILLARD – CLEMENT MASSIER – “CHARDONS” VASE, CIRCA 1900

“CHARDONS” VASE, CIRCA 1900
Turquoise and brown ceramic, with two handles in the shape of horns, imitating Chinese vases
Silver mount adorned with thistles
Small warranty silver and Lucien Gaillard hallmarks
LG seal in a rectangle
8 cm. high

Bibliography
Victor Arwas, Art Nouveau – The French Aesthetic, Andreas Papadakis publisher, London, 2002, ill. p. 399

Provenance
Lillian Nassau, New York, acquired in 1994

LUCIEN GAILLARD – “POURPRE D’AUTOMNE” PERFUME BOTTLE, CIRCA 1900

“POURPRE D’AUTOMNE” PERFUME BOTTLE, CIRCA 1900
Decorated with leaves and fruits from red chestnut trees
Enameled stopper
Titled on each side
Comes with its splendid marbled box, with a round label showing the same pattern as on the bottle, garnished with satin (slightly stained)
Executed for Volnay (Veolay), “Veolay” being the phonetic transcription of “Volnay” found on the bottles intended for the American market.
11,6 cm. high (very rare in this size)

Bibliography
Christie Mayer Lefkowith, L’Art du Parfum, éditions Celiv, 1994, ill. p. 137

LUCIEN GAILLARD – VERY IMPORTANT TEA AND COFFEE SET, 1904

VERY IMPORTANT TEA AND COFFEE SET, 1904
Very important coffee set and tray comprising a coffee pot, a sugar bowl, a milk jug, two cups and saucers
The tray in lacquered wood, the four corners with an applied silver gilt motif with turquoise cabochons, all other pieces in hand repoussé silver gilt, ivory and turquoise cabochons
Each element bears the makers mark and is dated 1904

Most probably unique

Exhibition
Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, 1904

Bibliography
Art et Décoration, 1909, vol. II, page 55. Three pieces illustrated

Provenance
Acquired in 1983 from Jean-Claude Brugnot

Soon after being rewarded a first class medal at the 1900 Exposition Universelle, Lucien Gaillard retained the services of Master Japanese lacquerers and engravers as well as metal alloys experts to work exclusively for him. They produced very few silver and lacquer objects such as the panel we exhibited at Masterpiece London in 2014 as well as objects and vases with patinas imitating tree barks made of metals of a special alloy often wrongly described as bronze. The highly technical lacquered composition of our tray could have only been executed by such a master. The set was executed and exhibited in 1904, the year Gaillard was awarded another first class medal at the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts.

LUCIEN GAILLARD – PANEL, CIRCA 1906

PANEL, CIRCA 1906
Metal lacquered panel, silver overlays and mother-of-pearl inlays
Signed
43.5 x 63 cm

Exhibition
Japonisme: From Falize to Fabergé / The Goldsmith and Japan, Wartski, Londres, 10-20th May 2011, n°67 of the catalogue, ill. p. 39

Bibliography
Art et Décoration, 1906, vol. I, page 187, “Les Arts décoratifs aux salons”. Mention of Gaillard's lacquered panels with mother-of-pearl inlays inspired by Japanese art.

Provenance
Formerly in the collection of Anna Blake, acquired directly from the artist

LUCIEN GAILLARD – GOLD, ENAMEL, DIAMONDS, OPAL NECKLACE, CIRCA 1903

GOLD, ENAMEL, DIAMONDS, OPAL NECKLACE, CIRCA 1903
Translucid enamel thistles circled by diamonds. The hearts are decorated with grapes in opal
Signed; with silversmith’s mark
In its original box
35 cm. long

Exhibition
From Slave to Siren, The Duke University Museum of Art, 1971, Durham, North Carolina, USA, pl. 13, n. 153
Artistic Luxury – Fabergé Tiffany Lalique, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, 19 October 2008-18 January 2009
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, 7 February 2009 – 31 May 2009, ill. p.112 in the exhibition catalogue

Bibliography
Dora Jane Janson, From Slave to Siren, p. 72, pl. 13