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Brooch

Brooch

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)
    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1901 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Fouquet, Georges, born 1862 - died 1957 (maker)
    Desrosiers, Charles (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold and enamel

  • Museum number:

    957-1901

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 25, shelf D, box 4

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'.

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.

Place of Origin

France (made)
Paris (made)

Date

1901 (made)

Artist/maker

Fouquet, Georges, born 1862 - died 1957 (maker)
Desrosiers, Charles (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Gold and enamel

Marks and inscriptions

G. FOUQUeT.
C. DeROSIeRS 1901
Makers's and designer's marks; On reverse; Engraved
Paris warranty mark for 1847 onwards

Dimensions

Length: 13 cm, Height: 6.1 cm

Object history note

Purchased by the Museum at the Salon de la Société des Artistes Français, Paris, 1901

Descriptive line

Gold and enamel brooch in the shape of a flower and hornet, made by Georges Fouquet and designed by Charles Desrosiers, France, Paris, 1901

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

Greenhalgh, Paul Ed., Art Nouveau : 1890 - 1914. London: V&A Publications, 2000. 464 p., 15.12pl, ill. ISBN 1851772774

Materials

Gold; Enamel

Techniques

Enamelling

Subjects depicted

Flower; Hornet

Categories

Metalwork; Jewellery; Accessories

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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