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Georges Clairin - Portrait of Sarah Bernhardt
Armand Point - Peacock Casket
Camille Alaphilippe - Woman with Monkey
Aristide  Maillol - Seated female nude with her left hand on her head. Study for The Mediterranean
Louis-Robert Carrier-Belleuse - The Struggle for Life vase
Léon  Lhermitte - Les Halles
Fernand Pelez - The Death of Emperor Commodus
Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Ambroise Vollard in a Red Scarf
Jean Carriès - My Portrait
Emile Gallé - Two-handled vase
Georges-Henri Lemaire - Silence or Immortality
Charles-Alexandre Giron - Woman wearing gloves, also known as The Parisienne
Paul Sérusier - Tricoteuse au bas rose
Pierre-Auguste  Renoir - Portrait of Madame de Bonnières
Berthe Morisot - Jeune fille en décolleté - La fleur aux cheveux
Pierre Bonnard - Conversation à Arcachon
Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat - Dish : The judgment of Paris
Joseph-Marius Avy  - Bal blanc
Marie Constantine Bashkirtseff - Parisienne, Portrait of Irma
Maurice Denis - Female bathers at Perros-Guirec
Fernand Pelez - La Vachalcade
Alfred Sisley - The Church at Moret (Evening)
Théophile Alexandre Steinlen - Ball on the 14th of July
Edmond  Aman-Jean - Miss Ella Carmichaël
Raoul Larche - Buste d'enfant (portrait présumé de Marcel Lerolle)
Sarah Bernhardt - Dagger : algues
 Baccarat Factory - Vase à décor de cactus
Emile Gallé - Commode, Le Sang d'Arménie
 Bracquemond (Félix), Rousseau (Eugène), Creil and Montereau factory - Round dish. Rousseau dinner service
Félix  Vallotton - Femme au bouquet
Emmanuel Frémiet - Le pélican gastronome
George Desvallières - Portrait de Mademoiselle Yvonne Robiquet
Léonard Agathon - Deux esquisses pour le Jeu de l'Echarpe

Cascade Pendant

Paris, 1862 – Paris, 1957
Setting after a model by Mucha, decoration after Desrosiers. Circa 1900
Gold, open enamel on spangles, opals, diamonds and baroque pearl
H. : 12 ; l. : 5 cm

In 1895 Georges Fouquet took over from his father Alphonse Fouquet, who had founded a jewellery company in 1860. Inspired by collaborators full of new ideas such as Alphonse Mucha and Charles Desrosiers, Fouquet completely transformed the art of jewellery.
He commissioned Mucha to make a number of exceptional items of jewellery, such as a bracelet for Sarah Bernhardt, and entrusted him with decorating his new shop, which opened in 1900 at 6, Rue Royale.
He commissioned Desrosiers, a former pupil of Grasset, designed jewellery for more everyday use. Fouquet’s jewellery was known for its decorative character and clarity of execution. Fouquet frequently surrounded the outline of his pieces with a line of small diamonds in order to set off the main pattern.

He often used enamels, which he appreciated for their transparency and delicate colour. He frequently combined them with opals chosen for their changing reflections, and baroque pearls which displayed irregularities in their surface and material. He drew most of his inspiration from flora and fauna, which provided him with an inexhaustible repertoire of shapes and colours.

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Inventory number : PPO03570
Acquisition details : Acquired in 1937
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