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Eugène Feuillâtre Plique-à-Jour Enamel Decorative Silver Object


This delightfully delicate French Art Nouveau object, set in silver with remarkable plique-à-jour enamel panes, is a marked display of coupe d'ornement from Eugène Feuillâtre. This exceptional composition features delicate and stylized floral patterns on both the upper and lower portions of a raised shallow cup on a stem reminiscent of a champagne glass. Green enamel leaves encircle the base of the piece, and the sinewy stem of the petite cup appears to grow out of the foliage below, while a spray of transparent pink enamel flowers blooms at the top of the piece. Feuillâtre complimented the deeply rooted organic motifs of his quintessentially Art Nouveau composition by adorning the piece with clusters of small green enamel buds on the top and bottom of the stem.

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Item #: SI-17219
Artist: Eugène Feuillâtre
Circa: 1900s
Dimensions: 4" diameter, 6" height
Materials: Silver, Plique-à-jour enamel, Enamel
Provenance: Collection of Joseph R. Ritman
Exhibition History: A nearly identical coupe d'ornement resides in the Musee D'Orsay in Paris

Eugène Feuillâtre was a sculptor, enamelist, silversmith and jeweler, most highly regarded for his plique-à-jour enamel work. He worked for René Lalique at the end of the 19th century, and established his own firm in 1899, specializing in plique-à-jour decorative objects, similar to this piece.