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    Sale 2040

    Jewels: The New York Sale

    15 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 144

    AN ART NOUVEAU GOLD AND ENAMEL BEAKER, BY JULES BRATEAU AND PAUL GRANDHOMME

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    AN ART NOUVEAU GOLD AND ENAMEL BEAKER, BY JULES BRATEAU AND PAUL GRANDHOMME
    The 22k matte-gold beaker, decorated with enameled panels of Bacchic scenes, spaced by repoussé and chased gold depictions of a lion's head, a satyr and a bacchante, the spreading foot enhanced by brown enamel buds, circa 1900, 4½ ins. tall, 3¾ ins. diameter, with French maker's mark, in a black leather fitted case
    Signed Jules Brateau and Paul Grandhomme


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    Provenance

    Sold Christie's Geneva, "Magnificent Jewels," 14 May 1980, lot 567, for SF 160,000


    Post Lot Text

    The beaker by engraver and goldsmith Jules Brateau, 1844-1923, worked for the house of Boucheron and others. The panel was executed by Paul Grandhomme, an enamel painter who worked with Puvis de Chavannes and Delaunay. In 1877, Alfred-Jean Garnier became his pupil and later his assistant, and together, they completed the famous enamel after Gustave Moreau.