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André-Fernand THESMAR 1843-1912 Hemispherical bowl - 1897 Decorated with stylized cornflowers in enamels and translucent enamels in plique-à-jour on and gold mount Monogrammed and dated by the artist H. 5 cm - D. 9 cm Copies of the same shape are kept at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris under inventory numbers: OA 3288, OAO 204 A copy of the same form is kept at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Paris under inventory number: 6269 A copy in the same form is kept at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York under inventory number: 05.10.2 Bibliography: Maurice Rheims, L'Objet 1900, Arts & Métiers graphiques éditeur, Paris, 1964, p.124 and p.131, ill. 79,80, for comparable examples. Julius Hoffmann jr, Der Modern Stil: Jugendstil, Art Nouveau 1899-1905, Arnoldsche Verlagsanstalt, Stuttgart, 2006, p.245,324 plate 10, figure 4, for a similar example A plique-à-jour enamel and gold cup by André-Fernand Thesmar, monogrammed and dated - 1897 H: 1.96 in. - D.: 3.54 in.

paris, France