15 June 2004
'PAPILLONS JAUNE BRUN SOLEIL JAUNE', A SILVER, ENAMEL AND PLIQUE A JOUR ENAMEL BOX AND COVER
EUGENE FEUILLATRE, CIRCA 1912
cover with a central rectangular cut citrine in gold claw mount, underside of cover finely chased and gilded, gilt interior
4¼ in. (10.5 cm.) wide
maker's mark struck twice on body and once on cover EF within a lozenge for Eugene Feuillatre, struck twice with French poinçon, base and cover both struck 3 on one corner
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An example of this design was exhibited at the Société des Artistes Décorateurs, Paris, 1912.
cf. Alastair Duncan, The Paris Salons 1895 - 1914, Vol. V. Objets d'Art and Metalware, p. 258.
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