BAPST et FALIZE, Silversmith – LUCIEN HIRTZ, Enameler – “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.