A French Art Nouveau 18 karat gold and enamel pendant by André Rambour. The pendant depicts a maiden within an enamel iris which is suspended by fancy link chain and an enameled foliate top.Shown in the Poster House (New York) exhibition "Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau./Nouvelle Femme," June 20-October 6, 2019.
|Artist: Andre Rambour|
|Signed: French control and maker’s marks.|
|Dimensions: 2-1/4" length x 1-3/8" width|
|Item #: PT-16521|
|Price: $22,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
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. 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''.
|Artist: Clément Massier|
|Signed: Clement Massier - Golfe Juan - (AM) MGM 1901 2|
|Dimensions: 2'' high x 19-3/4'' diameter|
|Item #: C-17418|
|Price: $17,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
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.
|Signed: Mucha and numbered (lower right)|
|Dimensions: 24-1/4'' high x 16-3/4'' wide|
|Item #: ML-16859|
|Price: $42,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French Art Nouveau 18 karat gold pendant with diamonds, pearls and peridots. The pendant features a plique-à-jour background with rose-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .60 carat, 3 freshwater pearls and 3 pear and round-cut peridots with enamel decoration surrounding the profile of Juliet.Shown in the Poster House (New York) exhibition "Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau./Nouvelle Femme," June 20-October 6, 2019.
|Dimensions: 2" length x 1-1/8" width|
|Item #: PT-12859|
|Price: $19,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An American Art Nouveau 18 karat gold and enamel pendant brooch with opals and chrysoprase by Marcus & Co.. The pendant brooch has 6 cabochon white opals, 63 cabochon chrysoprase stones and plique-à-jour enamel. Suspended from the brooch is an opal and chrysoprase pendant drop. Detachable brooch finding and flip-down bail.During the first decade of the twentieth century the firm offered a variety of Revivalist style jewelry. Egyptian inspired pieces along with Renaissance Revival and Mughal style were created. The venerable firm of Marcus & Co. was established in 1892 by William, Herman and George Elder Marcus with a shop in New York. The firm distinguished itself as an early proponent of the Art Nouveau style in America, of which this ring is an exquisite example. During the Art Deco period of the 1920's, the firm continued producing fine jewels in the new Art Deco style and expanded with branches in London, Paris, and Palm Beach.Shown in the Poster House (New York) exhibition "Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau./Nouvelle Femme," June 20-October 6, 2019.
|Artist: Marcus & Co.|
|Signed: “Marcus & Co.”|
|Dimensions: 3-1/2'' length x 2'' width|
|Item #: PT-17467|
|Price: $50,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
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.
|Dimensions: 90'' high x 38'' wide|
|Item #: ML-17423|
|Price: $47,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French Art Nouveau gold and plique-à-jour enamel pendant with opals, freshwater and natural pearls by Georges Fouquet. The pendant has 11 opals, 13 freshwater pearls and one natural saltwater pearl. The pendant is designed in a flowing foliate motif with plique-à-jour enamel leaves floating over translucent opals and decorated with clusters of pearls. With signed G. Fouquet box.Shown in the Poster House (New York) exhibition "Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau./Nouvelle Femme," June 20-October 6, 2019.
|Artist: Georges Fouquet|
|Signed: "G Fouquet", French control marks|
|Dimensions: 16-3/8'' length x 1-5/8'' wide|
|Item #: PT-17483|
|Price: $49,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
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.
|Dimensions: 20-1/2'' high x 14-1/4'' wide each|
|Item #: ML-17602|
|Price: $47,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|