BAPST et FALIZE, Silversmith – LUCIEN HIRTZ, Enameler – “BACCHUS”, 1885-1889

“BACCHUS”, 1885-1889
Plate, enamel on copper
Signed on the reserve in gold: Bapst et Falize Dixit and L. Hirtz.

18 cm. diameter

Lucien Hirtz started to work as a “artiste décorateur” for Bapst et Falize in 1885 then joined the firm of Boucheron in 1893 where he remained until 1925.
The Stieglitz Museum in St. Petersburg has two other plates by Hirtz for Bapst et Falize.
His works are in several museums including the musée d'Orsay, the musée du Petit Palais, the musée des Beaux-Arts de Limoges and major private collections.

GEORGES JEAN – SMALL CUP, CIRCA 1900

SMALL CUP, CIRCA 1900
Copper with a polychrome enameled design of violets and leaves
Signed in enamel under the base
4.8 cm. height
8.9 cm. diameter

The Kunstgewerbe Museum de Berlin keeps in its collection an enameled cup decorated with autumn
leaves and berries, signed and located Les-Essarts-Le-Roy. See: Wolfgang Scheffler Werke um 1900,
Kunstgewerbe Museum Berlin, 1966, page 31

PAUL GRANDHOMME – “L’ABREUVOIR”, 1893

“L'ABREUVOIR”, 1893
Enamel on copper
Signed and dated

Plaque: 11.6 x 9 cm.
The frame: 18.3 x 21 cm.

After a painting “peasant watering her cow” by Jean-François Millet which is at the Boston Museum of
Fine Arts (Accession number: 17.1509)

FRENCH – LORGNETTE, CIRCA 1900

LORGNETTE, CIRCA 1900
Horn, with an applied decoration of silver and enamel butterflies, cut-glass set
with silver stones simulating stars, two opals set with silver holding the mount in vermeil
Bearing the silversmith and maker’s marks

24 cm. long

Provenance
John Jesse, London, acquired in 1996

ANDRE-FERNAND THESMAR – MANUFACTURE NATIONALE DE SEVRES, COVERED BOX, CIRCA 1885

COVERED BOX, CIRCA 1885
Cloisonné enamel and gold on a soft paste porcelain
Signed in enamel with the artist’s monogram
9 cm. diameter

Exhibition
Sèvres – Élégance du 20ème siècle, Tokyo Metropolitan Tein Art Museum, 2 October-19 December 1993, p. 67, n. 5 in the exhibition catalogue

Bibliography
Revue des Arts décoratifs, 1886, p. 377 and p. 381, Les artistes décorateurs – Fernand Thesmar by Victor Champier, illustration of two other enamelled covered boxes

FREDERIC CHARLOT DE COURCY (attributed to) – AFTER GUSTAVE MOREAU – “L’ENLEVEMENT D’EUROPE”, CIRCA 1880

“L'ENLEVEMENT D'EUROPE”, CIRCA 1880
Enamel on copper
10 x 12.5 cm
After the right hand side of the painting titled “L'enlèvement d'Europe”, circa 1869 by Gustave Moreau and kept at the Musée d'Orsay

Bibliography
The painting illustrated in: Pierre-Louis Mathieu “Gustave Moreau / Monographie et nouveau catalogue de l'Oeuvre achevé“, ACR édition, 1998, page 58

J. TOSTRUP (Attributed to), SET OF 6 SPOONS, CIRCA 1900

SET OF 6 SPOONS, CIRCA 1900
Vermeil with plique-à-jour enamels. Blue enamelled spiral
Two spoons bearing a mark with three crowns
With silver mark

Weight: 104 g.

In its fitted case of the jeweller P. A. LIE, Christiania
Christiania became Oslo in 1906

COMTE ENGUERRAND DU SUAU DE LA CROIX – GABRIELLE DEBILLEMONT-CHARDON – MEDALLION, UNIQUE PIECE, CIRCA 1900

MEDALLION, UNIQUE PIECE, CIRCA 1900
Medallion with the portrait of a woman (by G. Debillemont-Chardon) encircled in a silver mount decorated with plique-à-jour enamels and opal cabochons; the chain in gold
The medallion signed lower right and the mount signed Cte DU SUAU / DE LA CROIX
10.5 cm. diameter

Exhibition
Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, 1903
Exposition de la Parure précieuse de la Femme, Musée Galliéra, 1908

Bibliography
L’Art Décoratif aux Expositions des Beaux-Arts, 1ère exposition, 1903, pl. 253
Exposition de la Parure précieuse de la Femme, Musée Galliéra, Librairie d’Art décoratif, 1908, Armand Guérinet éditeur, pl. 65

Provenance
Marquise de Polignac

MANUFACTURE NATIONALE DE SEVRES – ANDRE-FERNAND THESMAR – POWDER COMPACT, 1895

POWDER COMPACT, 1895
Polychrome enamel; gold mounted on a Sèvres porcelain. Inside the cotton is decorated with an enamelled ladybug on a gold bud
Signed with the monogram and bearing the inscription: Faite pour Antonia Howard Trip 1895.
Three initials are entangled in the design

6.7 cm. diameter

The same decor is found on a small box exhibited at the Exposition Universelle of 1900

CAMILLE NAUDOT – CUP, CIRCA 1900

CUP, CIRCA 1900
Openwork white porcelain; polychrome enamelled
The rim, base and the decor are highlighted with gold
Signed with the monogram of the artist
8.5 cm. high

Exhibition
Jugendstil aus Münchener Privatbesitz, Museum Villa Stuck, Münich 1972, n. 47

Provenance
Private collection Prof. Kurt Liebermeister, Munich

CAMILLE NAUDOT – BOWL, 1900

BOWL, 1900
Soft-paste porcelain, decorated with plique-à-jour mimosas heightened
with yellow and green enamels
Gilt monogram under the base and 1900 incised
12.5 cm. diameter

Exhibition
Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1900

Bibliography
Werke um 1900, Kunstkewerbemuseum, Berlin, 1966, p. 55, n. 71

CAMILLE NAUDOT – BOWL, CIRCA 1900

BOWL, CIRCA 1900
Soft-paste porcelain, with a vine motif heightened by enamel,
the rim, the foot and the decor with gold highlights
Gilt monogram under the base
8.5 cm. diameter

ALFRED GARNIER – “LEDA”, CIRCA 1900

“LEDA”, CIRCA 1900
Enamel on copper representing Leda and the Swan, probably after the model by Leonardo da Vinci
Original black wooden frame highlighted with gold
Signed lower right and left and bearing a label Email de A. Garnier – Léda at the back
32 x 26 cm.

CAMILLE NAUDOT – SIEFFERT, HARANT & GUIGNARD – VASE, 1897

VASE, 1897
Superb polychrome enameled porcelain vase decorated with flowers, foliage, a butterfly
and an insect highlighted in gold
Signed underneath with the initials SHG, dated 1897 et bearing the letters CN (for Camille Naudot)
incised in the paste
17.5 cm. high

Sieffert, Harant and Guignard (originally Harant et Guignard) were mainly Parisian retailers
of crystal and glass, they did however sell some ceramics, and commissioned pieces. Indeed, they acquired the firm of Charles Lerosey (Le Rosey),
who decorated soft-paste porcelain vases by Naudot, often with Japoniste floral designs and
sometimes with émail cloissoné, following the technique introduced by Thesmar to Sèvres.
Some pieces were decorated by Louis Eugéne Sieffert, others by Adolphe Faugeron.
Their works were exhibited at the 1900 Exposition Universelle.
Their work seems to be quite rare. (Information graciously provided by Professor Paul Arthur).

ANDRE-FERNAND THESMAR – ALBERT DAMMOUSE – CUP, CIRCA 1897

CUP, CIRCA 1897
Gilt-cloisonné enamelled stoneware, decorated with flowers and insects
Signed and dedicated to Jeanne Dammouse
Height: 9.5 cm.

Bibliography
Paul Arthur, French Art Nouveau Ceramics: An Illustrated Dictionary, Norma Editions, 2015, ill. p. 354

At the 1900 Exposition Universelle, Thesmar presents his works in gilt-cloisonné enamelled stoneware
for the first time. We have no evidence that Thesmar designed ceramics. We know that he decorated
Sèvres porcelain with enamels ; the ceramics were provided by the Manafacture Nationale.
Because this piece is dedicated to Jeanne Dammouse, we assume it was provided
by the ceramist Albert Dammouse
According to our records, no other example is known to exist