samedi, mars 10, 2007

Georg Jensen, Brooch, c. 1905-10

Georg Jensen, Brooch, c. 1905-10, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

Silver, ambar. 7,5 cm in diameter.

"Jensen's jewels -- especially those made in silver -- gather the flower and insects motifs in Art Nouveau with Nordic ornamental patterns. The colour accents are given merely by semi-precious stones and enamel applications."

Scanned and quoted from the book "Art Nouveau" by Gabriele Fahr-Becker.

vendredi, mars 09, 2007

Philippe Wolfers, Le Jour et La Nuit, 1897

Belt-buckle, silver and ametists. Click image for 600 x 597 version.

jeudi, mars 08, 2007

Dental Facts: 1919: One! Two! Three! Scrub!

Georges Auger, Brooch in the Shape of a Dragonfly, c.1895

Platinum, yellow gold, diamonds, pink rubies, enamel and turquoises.

Click image for 646 x 507 version.

mercredi, mars 07, 2007

Louis Majorelle, Nénuphar Table Lamp, c.1900

Bronze with patine, molted and polished, glass shade.

mardi, mars 06, 2007

Tiffany & Co. New York, Lamp, c. 1900

Pierpont Morgan Estate Lamp, North Carolina, c. 1900. Aged bronze. 48 cm high.

"Tiffany's holding also produced less sophisticated objects for daily use, that kept all the charm of his unique art."

Scanned and quoted from the book "Art Nouveau" by Gabriele Fahr-Becker. Click image for 346 x 1200 version.

dimanche, mars 04, 2007

Louis Comfort Tiffany, Vase, 1897

Louis Comfort Tiffany, Vase, 1897, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

Click image for 821 x 1404 version.

Glass covered in several layers of different colours, with overlapping applications of glass foils, settings of pearls on the upper ring, precious stones set on the upper ring and on the base. 37 cm high. Base made by Tiffany & Co., London.

"Because of its very nature, the number of stained glass works sold by Tiffany was limited. However, during the Belle Epoque the search for practical objects of elegant design, such as lamps, vases and toilette items seemed almost unlimited. There was also an important economical factor: of all the great quantities of colour glass available only a small portion lend itself to the manufacture of stained glass works. Therefore Tiffany began producing objects in blown glass, that he named Favrile glass."

Scanned and quoted from the book "Art Nouveau" by Gabriele Fahr-Becker.

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