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Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery

Brooch

1901 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This brooch combines the 'wavy line' and the inspiration of flowers and insects - all typical features of Art Nouveau jewellery. It was acquired by the Museum directly from the Salon de la Société des Artistes in Paris in 1901. The Director of the V&A at the time commented on its relevance to art and design students 'as illustrating modern techniques in adapting various materials to new developments of ornamental design'.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Gold and enamel
Brief Description
Gold and enamel brooch in the shape of a flower and hornet, made by Georges Fouquet and designed by Charles Desrosiers, France, Paris, 1901
Physical Description
Large brooch of gold and enamel in the form of a hornet hovering by a flower, the stem of the flower curves back on itself then swirls into the distance.
Dimensions
  • Length: 13cm
  • Height: 6.1cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
G. FOUQUeT. C. DeROSIeRS 1901 (Makers's and designer's marks; On reverse; Engraved Paris warranty mark for 1847 onwards)
Object history
Purchased by the Museum at the Salon de la Société des Artistes Français, Paris, 1901
Subjects depicted
Summary
This brooch combines the 'wavy line' and the inspiration of flowers and insects - all typical features of Art Nouveau jewellery. It was acquired by the Museum directly from the Salon de la Société des Artistes in Paris in 1901. The Director of the V&A at the time commented on its relevance to art and design students 'as illustrating modern techniques in adapting various materials to new developments of ornamental design'.
Bibliographic References
  • Greenhalgh, Paul (Ed.), Art Nouveau: 1890-1914 . London: V&A Publications, 2000
  • Koch, Michael, Pariser Schmuck: vom Zweiten Kaiserreich zur Belle Epoque, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich, 1989
Collection
Accession Number
957-1901

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record createdDecember 30, 2003
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