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Georges Fouquet Opal and Silver Cloak Clasp


Inspired by a noted collaboration with the renowned artist and innovator, Alphonse Mucha, this Georges Fouquet silver and opal cloak clasp, in all its exquisite detail and voluptuous lines, perfectly expresses the spirit of the Art Nouveau period. A favorite theme of Fouquet and Mucha, the peacock motif displayed in this piece is interpreted beautifully as a wearable work of art.

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Item #: BO-18397
Artist: Georges Fouquet, Paris
Country: France
Circa: 1900
Size: 4.25” length, 3.25” width
Materials: 14 Opals; Silver
Signed: "G. Fouquet," French assay and maker’s marks, "3105"
Literature: Similar piece pictured in The Paris Salons, 1895-1914: Volume I, by Alastair Duncan, Antique Collectors' Club, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1994, p. 251

Georges Fouquet presented his first independent collection of jewels in 1898, inspired by the revolutionary aesthetics of the Art Nouveau movement, and never paused in his passionate encouragement of art and innovation in French jewelry.