• 20th Century Decorative Art &  auction at Christies

    Sale 7838

    20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    21 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 19

    FÉLIX BRACQUEMOND (1833-1914)

    IMPORTANT LA FUITE LARGE CLOISSONNÉE D'OR PANEL, 1910

    Price Realised  

    FÉLIX BRACQUEMOND (1833-1914)
    IMPORTANT LA FUITE LARGE CLOISSONNÉE D'OR PANEL, 1910
    executed by goldsmith Alexandre Riquet, gold wire and enamel on copper
    12¾ in. (32.5) cm. x 9¼ in. (23.5 cm.)
    monograms in gold wire to the picture field B 1910 for Bracquemond, AR for Riquet and JV for Joseph Vitta; the reverse with incised dedication Plaque en email translucide cloisonnée d'or composée par Félix Bracquemond et executée par Alexandre Riquet pour le Baron Joseph Vitta. 1910.


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    Félix Bracquemond, together with his contemporaries Auguste Rodin, Jules Cheret and Albert Besnard, was commissioned by industrialist and banker Baron Joseph Vitta to produce a series of decorative objects for use in his villa on Lake Geneva.

    A hand-mirror designed by Auguste Rodin and Bracquemond was also executed by goldsmith Alexandre Riquet and is now in the Cleveland Museum of Modern Art.

    Félix Bracquemond is credited with introducing Japanese woodcuts to the West which profoundly influenced the development of Art Nouveau in France.

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    Provenance

    Formerly the Collection of Baron Joseph Vitta (1860-1942)
    Private European collection