Plate #1: Bastide and Wicker – Objects d’Art in Silver

The first plate features a variety of items (vase, cups, saucer, etc.) and is captioned,
BASTIDE et WICKER – Objects d’Art en Argent.
(Bastide and Wicker – Silver Objects of Art.)

Jean Bastide and Bernard Wicker - Silver Art Nouveau Objects

An internet search turned up the names Jean Bastide and Bernard Wicker, who were goldsmiths and silversmiths, but I could find no other information. What is certain, however, is that their creations were exquisite.… [Read the rest...]

L’Art Decoratif Aux Expositions des Beaux Arts 1901…

I discovered it an estate sale in an old house in a coastal fishing village.

Tucked in the back of a bookcase, there it was: a large book, the spine missing, 3 sides bound with ribbons. Inside were over 200 loose-leaf pages, each printed with the image of an item shown in Paris in 1901. What a treasure!

This is the cover:

L’Art Decoratif Aux Expositions des Beaux Arts 1901…

It reads,

La Peinture et la Sclupture Decoratives

L’ART DÉCORATIF
Aux Edpositions des Beaux-Arts

SALONS
1901

SOCIETE DES ARTISTES FRANCAIS
SOCIETE NATIONALE DES BEAUX-ARTS

2

Publie par Armand GUERINET, Editeur
140, Faubourg Saint-Martin — Paris

“1901” and “2” are stamped onto the cover.… [Read the rest...]

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