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    Sale 1368

    Jewels : The Geneva Sale

    13 May 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 28

    AN ART NOUVEAU ENAMEL AND SILVER-GILT TABLE CLOCK, BY EUGÈNE FEUILLÂTRE

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    AN ART NOUVEAU ENAMEL AND SILVER-GILT TABLE CLOCK, BY EUGÈNE FEUILLÂTRE
    The yellow enamel dial with green Roman numerals and two butterflies adorning the centre, to the orange and green partially foiled and plique-à-jour enamelled floral case and sculpted foliate silver gilt top and reverse, with keywound brass movement, circa 1900, 16.4 x 8.3 cm, with French assay mark for gold and silver
    Case signed by Feuillâtre, movement signed by Lépine, no. 28962


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    Eugène Feuillâtre (1870-1916) began his short career as a student of Etienne Tourrette in 1883. Although considered a gifted goldsmith and sculptor, his most exceptional talent lay in such enamel work as he learnt from his early master. Feuillâtre was head of René Lalique's enamelling workshop from 1890 to 1897 and he was considered one of the best craftsmen in this field at the time. In 1898, he began working on his own, and his creations were displayed with great success at the Salon de la Société des Artistes Français until 1914 and at the Salon de la Société des Artistes Décorateurs. In 1899, he joined the Belgian association 'La Libre Esthétique' as well as acting as a member of the jury alongside Lalique and Fouquet for an exhibition at the New Gallery in London. The year 1900 brought him a gold medal at the Paris World Exhibition.

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