Three French first standard silver, cloisonné enamel and glass Aesthetic Movement scent bottles possibly designed by Paul Legrand, maker's marks illegible, retailed by Frédéric Boucheron, Paris,  circa 1878
Lot 1390
Three French first standard silver, cloisonné enamel and glass Aesthetic Movement scent bottles
possibly designed by Paul Legrand, maker's marks illegible, retailed by Frédéric Boucheron, Paris, circa 1878
Sold for US$ 20,000 inc. premium
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Three French first standard silver, cloisonné enamel and glass Aesthetic Movement scent bottles
possibly designed by Paul Legrand, maker's marks illegible, retailed by Frédéric Boucheron, Paris, circa 1878
In the Japanese taste, one of double-gourd-form with pierced top; the other two square, decorated overall with figures, flowers and pseudo characters, undersides of latter two inscribed "Boucheron 1878 Paris"
height of tallest 5 1/2in (14cm); width of other two 2 3/4in (7cm).

Footnotes

  • Frédéric Boucheron won the Grand Prize at the 1878 Paris Universal Exposition for a spectacular diamond and sapphire foliate necklace created for Mrs. Mary Louise Mackay.

    Paul Legrand joined the firm of Boucheron in 1876 and his works were featured in the 1878 Paris Universal Exposition. Frédéric Boucheron attributed all the goldsmith's work in the Japanese style at that time to Legrand (see G. Néret, Boucheron: Four Generations of a World-Renowned Jeweler, New York, 1988, p. 47). Related works attributed to Legrand are a writing stand dated 1876 in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and a nécessaire dated 1878, sold Sotheby's New York, October 21, 1997, lot 54.
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