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French Art Nouveau Round Ceramic Decorative Charger by Clément Massier

A French Art Nouveau iridescent enamel-glazed ceramic charger by Clément Massier, after a design by Alphonse Mucha, depicting a woman's profile in Byzantine dress and jewels. Dated 1901. The particularity of this ceramic plate is that it combines Massier's talent as a ceramist and Mucha's talent as a draftsman. Indeed, the blond Byzantine head depicted on the charger was originally designed by Mucha in 1897, as part of his artistic diptych " The Byzantine Heads". Signed, ''Clement Massier - Golfe Juan - (AM) MGM 1901 2''. Dimensions: 19 3/4'' diameter x 2'' high.

Artist: Clément Massier
Signed: Clement Massier - Golfe Juan - (AM) MGM 1901 2
Circa: 1900's
Dimensions: 19 3/4'' diameter x 2'' high
Item #:  C-17418
Price:   $17,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
French Art Nouveau Round Ceramic Decorative Charger  by Clément Massier

French Art Nouveau Lithograph "Salons des Cent XXeme Exposition" by Mucha

A French Art Nouveau "Salons des Cent XXeme Exposition" lithograph by Alphonse Mucha. Salon des Cent was the exhibition hall associated with La Plume magazine. This poster was Mucha's introductory gift to La Plume in appreciation for being invited to join the magazine's roster of artists. La Plume eventually sold all of Mucha's posters through their art department and honored him with a one-man show the following year. The languorous woman with long, entwined, curling tresses represents feminine inspiration and ultimately became a symbol for the Art Nouveau movement. The quill and paintbrush she holds in her hand is a direct reference to La Plume-- both the exhibition hall and the magazine. A similar lithograph is described and pictured in: Alphonse Mucha: The Complete Posters and Panels, by Jack Rennert and Alain Weill, Boston: G.K. Hall & Co., 1984, pp. 72-75.

Artist: Mucha
Signed: Mucha and numbered (lower right)
Circa: 1896
Dimensions: 24 1/4'' high x 16 3/4'' wide
Item #:  ML-16859
Price:   $42,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400
French Art Nouveau Lithograph

French Art Nouveau Lithograph "The Four Seasons" by Alphonse Mucha

A French Art Nouveau lithograph entitled "The Seasons" by Alphonse Mucha. One of Mucha's most enduring sets, the popularity of his lively depictions made this one of the most popular decorative panel sets. The seasons are depicted out of order, from left to right: summer as a brunette lazing by a pond, spring as a blond fashioning a lute from her long hair, autumn a blazing redhead sampling the seasons harvest, and winter a brunette draped in a green clock in a snowy landscape. This set was offered for sale by print dealer A. Arnould as a supplement to his 1896 "in ten colors" catalogue for 40 francs. Circa 1896. Pictured in Alphonse Mucha: The Complete Posters and Panels by Jack Rennert and Alain Weill, pg. 90-99

Artist: Mucha
Signed: Mucha
Circa: 1896
Dimensions: 18" high x 25" wide
Item #:  ML-12069
Price:   $17,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
French Art Nouveau Lithograph

French Art Nouveau LIthograph, "La Trappistine," by Alphonse Mucha

A French lithograph by Alphonse Mucha advertising La Trappistine. La Trappistine was a liqueur made in Paris, allegedly from a recipe handed down by Trappist monks. Here Mucha depicts a slender young lady in a gracefully draped pose, her head encircled by a halo . The embellishment with the Maltese cross serves to remind us of the religious order involved in the preparation of the beverage. Her hair hangs down in a single thick strand, which leads our eye to the tabouret in the foreground, holding the bottle. A similar lithograph is pictured and discussed in: Alphonse Mucha: The Complete Posters and Panels, by Jack Rennert and Alain Weill, Boston: G.K. Hall & Co., 1984, pp. 134-135.

Artist: Mucha
Signed: Mucha
Circa: 1897
Dimensions: 90'' high x 38'' wide
Item #:  ML-17423
Price:   $47,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
French Art Nouveau LIthograph,

Byzantine Heads" lithographs by Alphonse Mucha

A pair of French 'Byzantine Heads" lithographs by Alphonse Mucha. The mastery evident in creating two archetypes of the female form against a decorative background confirms Mucha's artistic maturity. Both women, portrayed in profile, have their heads decorated with beautiful jewelry, the richness and oriental nature of which suggested the name Byzantine Heads for the series. The subtle differences in details between the paintings are worth noticing. This is the first appearance of the perfect form of Mucha's often-used motif, a circle framing each head interrupted by a strand of hair. With this device, it is as if Mucha's unreachable beauties have broken the magic border between themselves and their admirers and suggest the possibility that they might, perhaps, meet.? (Mucha/Art Nouveau, p. 192). In this version, Mucha added corners filigreed with curves to the original circular designs in order to create the standard rectangular shape of decorative panels. This is the rarest of all variants. Pictured in "Alphonse Mucha, The Complete Posters and Panels, by Jack Rennert and Alain Weill," page 167, cat. 40, variant 1.

Artist: Mucha
Circa: 1897
Dimensions: 20-1/2'' high x 14¼'' wide each
Item #:  ML-17602
Price:   $47,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Byzantine Heads

French Art Nouveau Lithograph, "Lorenzaccio," Alphonse Mucha

A French Art Nouveau lithograph by Alphonse Mucha titled Lorenzaccio, from Maitre de L'Affiche. The poster was designed by Mucha for the play "Lorenzaccio", written by Alfred de Musset, about the Medici family in 16th century Florence, in which Sarah Bernhardt played the title role. The poster shows Lorenzaccio considering how to kill Alessandro de' Medici, his cousin, who is besieging the city. The dragon above represents the city of Florence (its emblem appears by the dragon's mouth). The ornate, jeweled sword in the bottom panel, above the theater's name, represents a possible solution to Lorenzaccio's dliemma. Circa 1896. Pictured in Alphonse Mucha: The Complete Posters and Panels, by Jack Rennert and Alain Weill, G.K. Hall & Co., Publishers, Boston, pages 107-109, cat. 20.

Artist: Mucha
Signed: Mucha
Circa: 1896
Dimensions: 16'' high x 11-1/2'' wide
Item #:  ML-17685
Price:   $3,750 – Call: (212) 644-6400
French Art Nouveau Lithograph,

French Art Nouveau Lithographs "Les Fleurs" by Mucha

A set of four "Les fleurs" French Art Nouveau lithographs by Alphonse Mucha, printed by F. Champenois, Paris. Each lithograph depicts a different flower; carnation, lily, rose & iris. These four separate lithographs are the original series (not one of the later variants). Bibliography: Alphonse Mucha: The Complete Posters and Panels, by Jack Rennert and Alain Weill, Boston: G.K. Hall & Co., 1984, pp. 194-201.

Artist: Mucha
Signed: Mucha
Circa: 1898
Dimensions: 42-1/8'' high x 18-1/4'' wide
Item #:  ML-18253
Price:  Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400
French Art Nouveau Lithographs

"Four Seasons" lithographs on silk by Alphonse Mucha

A set of four French Art Nouveau lithographs on silk by Alphonse Mucha. Mucha's third and final allegorical group of The Seasons, the premise remains the same - young women as irresistible representations of the seasons. Here, Mucha's approach is slightly different; he has placed these women within decorative borders and depicted them with their feet on the ground, rather than seemingly floating in air. Mucha also employs a starker and more realistic color scheme than the pastels of 1896. These are the rare variants printed on silk, each with the F. Champenois overprint in the bottom field of the ornamental border. Pictured in:Alphonse Mucha: The Complete Posters and Panels, by Jack Rennert and Alain Weill, Boston: G.K. Hall & Co., 1984, pp. 270-275; and in: Ivan Lendl: Alfons Mucha: The Ivan Lendl Collection of Alfons Mucha, by Jack Rennert and Karel Srp, Richard Fuxa Foundation and Nakladatelstvii Slovart: Bratislava, Czech Republic, 2013, pp. 192 & 193 (var).

Artist: Mucha
Signed: Mucha
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 27'' high x 12'' wide
Item #:  ML-18113
Price:  Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400
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