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    Sale 2121

    RARE JEWELS AND GEMSTONES: THE EYE OF A CONNOISSEUR(CANCEL)

    15 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1109

    AN ART NOUVEAU ENAMEL, MULTI-GEM AND DIAMOND CORSAGE ORNAMENT, BY GEORGES FOUQUET

    Estimate

    AN ART NOUVEAU ENAMEL, MULTI-GEM AND DIAMOND CORSAGE ORNAMENT, BY GEORGES FOUQUET
    Designed as green plique-à-jour enamel and sculpted gold sea serpent, the body set with a cabochon moss agate, within a calibré-cut emerald surround, suspending an articulated series of textured gold, freshwater pearl and enamel links, to the blister pearl terminal, mounted in gold, circa 1901, with French assay marks and maker's mark
    Signed G. Fouquet for Georges Fouquet


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    Literature

    Vivienne Becker, Art Nouveau Jewelry, 1985, illustration no. 94

    Judith Price, Masterpieces of Twentieth Century French Jewelry from American Collections, Running Press, Philadelphia, 2006, page 31

    A. Kenneth Snowman, The Master Jewelers, Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1990, page 162

    Penny Proddow and Marion Fasel, Bejeweled: Great Designers, Celebrity Style, Harry N. Abrams, New York, 2001, page 48


    Exhibited

    Art Nouveau, 1890-1914, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 6 April - 30 July 2000; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 8 October 2000 - 28 January 2001, exhibition catalogue, page 241, no. 15.5

    The Belle Epoque of French Jewellery, 1850-1910, Bayerishches Nationalmuseum, Munich, 1 December 1989 - 4 March 1990, exhibition catalogue, page 297-300, no. 235

    Bijoux Fouquet, 1860-1960, Museé des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, 9 December 1983 - 15 April 1984; Museum Bellerive, Zurich, 23 May - 12 August 1984, exhibition catalogue, no. 81