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CHRISTOFLE & CIE – STRAWBERRY SERVING SET, BEFORE 1898

STRAWBERRY SERVING SET, BEFORE 1898
Silver and vermeil Comprising: A shovel, interior in vermeil, reference in the Christofle catalogue of 1898 n. 6850
A sugar spoon, with an openwork design, interior in vermeil, reference in the Christofle catalogue n. 6851
12 strawberry spoons, interior in vermeil, reference in the Christofle catalogue n. 6852

Shovel : 16.5 cm. long
Sugar spoons : 15.5 cm. long
Spoons : 12.6 cm. long

Exhibition
Orfèvrerie Christofle, Tarif Album, 1898, ill. p. 129
David Allan, Le couvert et la coutellerie de table française du XIXᵉ siècle, ill. p. 220

PIERRE-AUGUSTE ARNOUX – CHRISTOFLE & CIE, HENRI GODIN – LEON MALLET, Chaser – VERY RARE COFFEE SERVICE “PINECONES AND NEEDLES, 1896

VERY RARE COFFEE SERVICE “PINECONES AND NEEDLES, 1896
Comprising a chased silver and silver gilt coffee pot, a covered sugar bowl, milk jug and matching tray
Each piece fully signed, bearing Minerva and makers marks and numbered

Coffee pot: 21 cm. high
Sugar bowl: 12 cm. high
Milk jug: 8 cm. high
Tray: 35 cm. diameter

Exhibition
Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1896
Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1900

Bibliography
“A M. Henri Bouilhet et aux ateliers de la maison Christofle nous devons quelques très beaux morceaux d’orfèvrerie où l’ornement végétal est finement adapté à des formes de poteries très simples, commodes et d’un bon profil.
Dans un service à thé la feuille de chêne joue un rôle décoratif plein d’élégance. Une chocolatière s’enrichit pittoresquement de têtes et de feuilles de céleri. Le décor de deux cafetières s’emprunte aux aiguilles et aux pommes du pin et à la feuille
du platane… Le catalogue de l’Exposition nous fait connaitre les collaborateurs de M. Henri Bouilhet et je me fais un plaisir de citer leurs noms : les modèles sculptés sont de M. Léon Mallet et la ciselure est de MM. Arvisenet, Lindermann, Portrait,
Marionnet, Roze et Simon”. L. de Fourcaud, Les Arts décoratifs aux Salons de 1896, Revue des Arts décoratifs, July 1896, p. 229
Art et Décoration, 1900, vol. II, coffee pot illustrated p. 173
Tony Bouilhet, L’Orfèvrerie française au XXème siècle, éditions Émile-Paul frères, Paris, 1941, coffee pot illustrated in one of the plates

LUCIEN BONVALLET – ANTOINE-ERNEST CARDEILHAC – PAIR OF FRUIT BOWLS, CIRCA 1900

PAIR OF FRUIT BOWLS, CIRCA 1900
Wheel cut crystal on silver bases
With silver and makers marks

Bowl: 25 cm. diameter
Weight of silver base: 1060 gr.

Between 1894 and 1899, Lucien Bonvallet designed for Cardeilhac a large array of silverware destined for the Exposition Universelle. Tea and coffee services in two sizes with their matching trays in engraved silver or pyrographed with silver mounts, handles and finials in either ebony or tinted ivory, sculpted ivory and silver candy dishes, vases, soup tureens, vegetable dishes and plates, fruit bowls, scent bottles, eggcups, a large centerpiece that included a jardinière and candlesticks. He drew his inspiration from flowers and plants which were transposed on the various models: thistles, columbines, mistletoe, clovers and chestnut leaves

All of those models were exhibited in January and February 1913 at the pavillon de Marsan, Musée des Arts décoratifson the occasion of a retrospective exhibition of Lucien Bonvallet

CARLO BUGATTI – ADRIEN-AURELIEN HEBRARD – FISH PLATE, 1907

FISH PLATE, 1907
Long silver plate, decorated with marine monsters
Signed Bugatti and A. A. Hébrard Rue Royale Paris
Hallmarks
62 cm. long; 30.5 cm. wide

To this day, only one other example of this model is known to exist, sold at the sale of Maître Thierry de Maigret, Paris, Art Nouveau – Art Déco, 7 April 2004, lot 111
The provenance indicated in the catalog stated “Formerly in the collection of Miss S., close relation to Hébrard. Inheritance of her niece, Miss X.”
This model was exhibited at the Galerie Hébrard, 8 rue Royale, Paris, 2 – 25 December 1907

Exhibition
Galerie A.-A. Hébrard, 8, rue Royale, Paris, 2 – 25 December 1907
ReConnaître Carlo Bugatti, Musée d’Orsay, Paris, 10 April – 15 July 2001, ill. p. 61, n. 79 in the exhibition catalog

Bibliography
ReConnaître Carlo Bugatti, Musée d’Orsay, Paris, 2001, ill. p. 58 and p. 61, n. 79 in the exhibition catalog

FREDERIC BOUCHERON – A RARE TEA SERVICE, CIRCA 1900

A RARE TEA SERVICE, CIRCA 1900
Chased silver and vermeil, comprising a teapot, a sugar bowl, and a milk jug decorated with flowers and leaves
Signed F. Boucheron, with silversmith marks

The teapot: 13 cm. high; 18.5 cm. long
The sugar bowl: 8 cm. high; 13.75 cm. long

Bibliography
Compare the design of the teapot with another one in Tony Bouilhet, L'Orfèvrerie française au XXe siècle, éditions Emile-Paul frères, Paris, inset plate

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.

CHARLES DUBRET – SERVING SET, CIRCA 1900

SERVING SET, CIRCA 1900
Vermeil, comprising 12 spoons and a shovel
With an incised and patinated design of flowers; each different
The handle is openwork and decorated with bellflowers
In its fitted box of la maison Ch. Dubret, 83 rue de la Liberté, Dijon
With French minerva mark and silversmith mark (PG & Cie) attributed to Pierre Galli
Spoon: 14 cm. long
Shovel: 26.7 cm. long

HENIN & Cie – PART OF CUTLERY SET, CIRCA 1900

PART OF CUTLERY SET, CIRCA 1900
Silver with a design of foliage and pansies
Comprising: eleven table forks, seven table spoons, twelve dessert spoons
The design is attributed to Adolphe Truffier

Bibliography
For a set of twelve teaspoons or coffee spoons with the same design, see: David Allan, Le couvert et la coutellerie de table française au XIXème siècle, éditions Faton, 2007, p. 130, n. 118

FREDERIC BOUCHERON – PAUL LEGRAND – E. QUEILLE – SET OF SIX SPOONS, CIRCA 1873

SET OF SIX SPOONS, CIRCA 1873
Designed by Paul Legrand and executed by
E. Queille

Silver, niello and vermeil decorated with motifs inspired by the Japanese grammar, each different;
in its original case
Impressed with maker and French Minerva marks
Each spoon: 12.5 cm. long

The decor designed by Paul Legrand was registered in 1873 as ”Service Japonais”

Exhibition
A group of the «Service Japonais» was shown at the exhibition dedicated to Boucheron
at the Jacquemard-André museum in 1988, n. 124 in the catalogue

CARLO BUGATTI – ADRIEN-AURELIEN HEBRARD – AN IMPORTANT SILVER TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE “LIBELLULES”, CIRCA 1907

AN IMPORTANT SILVER TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE “LIBELLULES”, CIRCA 1907
Comprising a coffee pot, a tea pot, a creamer and sugar bowl, with tray
Each item signed Bugatti, with foundry mark A. Hébrard Paris, silversmith and French
Minerva marks
The tray: 89 cm. long
25 cm. wide

Exhibition
Galerie A.-A. Hébrard, 8, rue Royale, Paris, 2-25 December 1907
Salon d’Automne, 1909
Salon de la Société des Artistes Décorateurs, 1910
Bugatti, 18 July-19 September 1999, The Cleveland Museum of Art, USA, ill. p. 25, fig.
36 and under n. 38 in the exhibition catalogue
ReConnaître Carlo Bugatti, Musée d’Orsay, Paris, 10 April-15 July 2001, n. 76 in the
exhibition catalogue, ill. p. 61

Bibliography
L’Art Décoratif, October 1909, the coffee pot ill p. 126, the other items p. 127
P. Dejean, Bugatti, Editions du Regard, Paris 1981, p. 110
Art et Décoration, April 1910, the sugar bowl and creamer ill. p. 132
L’Estampille – L’Objet d’Art, n. 358, May 2001, ill. p. 51
Victor Arwas, Art Nouveau – The French Aesthetic, Andreas Papadakis publisher, 2002,
ill. p. 587

The widow of a South African magnate who had made his fortune in the Transvaal gold mines, Anna Blake settled in Paris in 1902 together with her two children. She began to accumulate works by the most important modern designers such as René Lalique, Carlo Bugatti and Lucien Gaillard.
Fascinated by the work of Carlo Bugatti, Anna Blake commissioned a large portion of the designer’s limited silver output. She soon became one of his best clients, and around 1907 commissioned a silver tea and coffee service. Receiving drawings for three different designs, and unable to make a selection, Blake commissionedall three examples the finest example decorated with dragonflies that we will have the honour to offer at Design Miami/ Basel 2017. Prolific as he was as a furniture designer and maker, Carlo Bugatti’s known silverware number only a handful of objects. The “Dragonfly” service is a unique piece that was already exhibited at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, and The Cleveland Museum, Ohio.
Epitomizing Carlo Bugatti’s flights into his exotic imagination, it reflects the artist’s fascination with nature that characterized the end of the 19th century and the early 20th century.

ANTOINE-ERNEST CARDEILHAC – TEA SET, CIRCA 1900

TEA SET, CIRCA 1900
Silver and vermeil with a decor of flowers and fruits in the manner of Japanese Art
Comprising: a teapot, a sugar bowl, milk jug, a spoon. The cup and the saucer in polychome porcelain decorated with flowers
In its original box
With French Minerva mark and silversmith’s mark

CARLO BUGATTI – SET OF SIX SPOONS, 1907

SET OF SIX SPOONS, 1907
Silver
In its original box
With French Minerva mark and silversmith’s mark
15 cm. long

Exhibition
Galerie A.-A. Hébrard, 8, rue Royale, Paris, 2 December-25 December 1907
ReConnaître Carlo Bugatti, Musée d’Orsay, Paris, 10 April-15 July 2001, n. 78 in the exhibition catalogue