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ART NOUVEAU MOONSTONE, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND BROOCH, GEORGES FOUQUET
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ART NOUVEAU MOONSTONE, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND BROOCH, GEORGES FOUQUET

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ART NOUVEAU MOONSTONE, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND BROOCH, GEORGES FOUQUET
Cabochon moonstone, old-cut diamonds, orange and white paillonné enamel, gold (French marks), 1905-1910, 7.8 cm, signed G. Fouquet, numbered
Literature
Cf. M.-N. de Gary & E. Possémé, Les Fouquet Bijoutiers & Joailliers à Paris 1860-1960, Paris, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, 1983, p. 159 ill. 92 for the drawing of a very similar brooch
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The Fouquet Dynasty
Georges Fouquet (1862-1957) joined his father Alphonse Fouquet (1828-1911) at his Paris jewellery firm on 35, avenue de l'Opéra, in 1891. Upon his father's retirement in 1895, he took over as director of the Maison and was responsible for the Art Nouveau jewels that brought fame to the company in the ensuing years. In 1902 the business moved to 6, rue Royale, where they continued to create the most beautiful objects and jewels in the Art Nouveau and Art Déco styles until the late 1930s. Later Jean Fouquet, one of the founding members of UAM (Union des Artistes Modernes), joined his father Georges. He became famous for his avant-garde designs and continued to produce jewellery until his death in 1984.

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