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Ring

Ring

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    About1930-1935 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Fouquet, Georges, born 1862 - died 1957 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Platinum and gold with amber, jadeite and stained chalcedony

  • Museum number:

    M.4-1980

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 30, shelf A, box 24

Georges Fouquet played a key part in the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes. This exhibition popularised the style later known as Art Deco. This style was a blend of many influences. These included the geometry and abstraction found in the work of the Cubist painters and the exotic and dramatic colour combinations of the Ballets Russes. (Diaghilev's ballet company had been performing in Paris from 1909.) In this ring, Fouquet has combined geometric form with a bold use of semi-precious materials.

Physical description

Bezel set with convex amber. Shoulders set with panels of black onyx (stained chalcedony) flanked by jadeite.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

About1930-1935 (made)

Artist/maker

Fouquet, Georges, born 1862 - died 1957 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Platinum and gold with amber, jadeite and stained chalcedony

Marks and inscriptions

G. FOUQUET
1) Makers's mark 2) Signature

22715 and 24634

Paris warranty mark for gold 1838 onwards

Platinum mark for 1912 onwards

Dimensions

Height: 2.7 cm maximum, Width: 2.2 cm, Depth: 1.9 cm

Descriptive line

Ring by Georges Fouquet, platinum and gold set with amber, stained chalcedony and jadeite. France, ca.1930-1935.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

'Jewels and Jewellery' Clare Phillips, V&A Publications, 2000

Materials

Platinum; Gold; Amber; Chalcedony; Jadeite

Categories

Images Online; Jewellery

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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