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JANVIER QUERCIA – VEVER, CANE KNOB, CIRCA 1900

CANE KNOB, CIRCA 1900
Melted and chased vermeil with translucent enamel representing a woman’s head. The elmet is decorated with stylised patterns in green openwork enamel; with opal enamel cabochons
Signed VEVER Paris. With French Minerva mark and silversmith
94.5 cm. long

Exhibition
1900, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, 14 March – 26 June 2000, ill. full page 259, n°265

Bibliography
This model is illustrated in an advertising by Janvier Quercia in the magazine supplement Art et Décoration, December 1904, p. 8

EUGENE GRASSET – VEVER – “APPARITIONS” BROOCH, CIRCA 1900

“APPARITIONS” BROOCH, CIRCA 1900
Gold, enamel, ivory and cabochons topaz
Signed; with gold mark and maker’s mark
6 x 4 cm.

Exhibition
Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1900, groupe XV, classe 95 (now at the Musée d’Orsay), ill. in colour on the cover
of the Decorative Arts catalogue of the Musée d’Orsay
Le Bijou 1900, Hôtel Solvay, Bruxelles, May 1965, n. 83
French Jewellery of the Nineteenth Century, Wartsky, Londres, 13-23 June 2001, ill. in color on the cover of the catalogue
Roger Marx, un critique aux côtés de Gallé, Monet, Rodin, Gauguin…, Nancy, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Musée de l’Ecole de Nancy,
6 May-28 August 2006, ill. p. 232, n. 170 in the exhibition catalogue
Eugéne Grasset, 1845-1917. L’art et l’ornement. Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, 18 March-13 June 2011,
n. 167, ill. p. 149

Bibliography
Maud Ernstyl, Les Bijoux d’Art à l’Exposition de 1900, Revue de la Bijouterie, Joaillerie, Orfèvrerie, n. 9, January 1901, ill. p. 152
Henri Vever, La Bijouterie française au XIXème siècle, Paris, 1908, ill. p. 669
International Exhibition of Modern Jewellery 1890-1961, Goldsmith’s Hall, London 1961 n. 352
G. Hughes, Modern Jewelry. An International Survey 1890-1964, London 1964, p. 103, ill. n. 172
Jean Lanllier, Marie-Anne Pini, Fünf Jahrhunderte abendländischer Schmuckkunst, München 1971, ill. p. 205
Victor Arwas, Berthon & Grasset, Academy editions, London, 1978, ill. p. 82
Anne Murray-Robertson, Grasset – Pionnier de l’Art Nouveau, Bibliothèque des Arts, Paris, 1981, ill. p. 90
Les Fouquet, Musée des Arts décoratifs, Flammarion, 1983, ill. p. 20
Vivienne Becker, Art Nouveau Jewelry, Thames and Hudson Ltd, London 1985, ill. p. 56, ill. n. 62
Michael Koch, Evelyne Possémé & al., Pariser Schmuck Vom Zweiten Kaiserreich zur Belle Epoque, Hirmer Verlag München, 1989, ill. p. 202, n. 123
A. Kenneth Snowman & al., Ma?tres Joailliers, Thames and Hudson Ltd, London, 1990, repr. p. 150
Art Nouveau 1890-1914, V & A publications, 2000, ill. p. 23
Philippe Thiébaut et al., l’ABCdaire du Symbolisme et de l’Art Nouveau, Flammarion, Paris, 1997, ill. p. 51
Rolende van Strydonck de Burkel, Le Bijou Art Nouveau en Europe, Editions Racine, Bruxelles, 1998, ill. p. 96
Anne Murray-Robertson, Eugène Grasset – Un certain regard de la femme, 1998, ill. p. 50
Renate Ulmer, Art Nouveau Symbolismus und Jugendstil in Frankreich, Arnoldsche, 1999, ill. p. 259, n. 261