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Ring tray
  • Ring tray
    Feuillâtre, Eugène, born 1870 - died 1916
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Ring tray

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1901 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Feuillâtre, Eugène, born 1870 - died 1916 (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plique-à-jour enamel set in silver

  • Credit Line:

    Given in memory of Lavinia and Charles Handley-Read by Mr. Thomas Stainton.

  • Museum number:

    M.24-1972

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93 mezzanine, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 68, shelf B

Eugene Feuillâtre (1870-1916), perhaps best known for his jewellery, was a distinguished Parisian enameller who frequently exhibited his work at the Paris Salon. Commenting on one of his early appearances at the Paris Salon in 1898, the periodical Art et Decoration noted that he was already working in the difficult techniques of plique-à-jour--a form of cloisonné in which the back or ground is affixed temporarily in the process of working and is removed after firing. It required considerable skill to deploy this technique, in relief, over such a large area as seen in this dish.

Here, the plique-à-jour enamel is mounted in silver in the form of three branches which rise from a foliated base. There is a silver edge to the enamel, which represents an underwater scene with fishes.

Physical description

Tray of plique-à-jour enamel mounted in gilded silver in the form of three branches which rise from an irregular foliated base. The predominant colours are green, blue and brown in a variety of tones, with touches of gold and red. The enamel is mounted with opals.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

ca. 1901 (made)

Artist/maker

Feuillâtre, Eugène, born 1870 - died 1916 (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

Plique-à-jour enamel set in silver

Marks and inscriptions

Stamped FEUILLATRE three times
On the underside of the base

Dimensions

Height: 11 cm, Diameter: 29 cm

Object history note

Exhibited at the Turin Exhibition, 1902.

Descriptive line

Gilded silver with opals and plique-à-jour enamel dish with a Fish in the Sea design, made by Eugène Feuillâtre, France,1902.

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

Greenhalgh, Paul Ed., Art Nouveau : 1890 - 1914. London: V&A Publications, 2000. 464 p., ill. ISBN 1851772774
Jervis, Simon ed. Victoria and Edwardian Decorative Art, The Handley-Read Collection, London, The Royal Academy of Arts, 1972 p.127 ill.

Materials

Enamel; Silver; Opal

Techniques

Plique-à-jour enamel

Subjects depicted

Fish

Categories

Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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