HENRI VEVERBrooch in 18K (750) gold depicting... - Lot 39 - Ader

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HENRI VEVERBrooch in 18K (750) gold depicting... - Lot 39 - Ader
18K (750) gold depicting enamelled ivy leaves plique-up, moonstone fruits. Signed and numbered. French work from the beginning of the 20th

Dimensions : 4.8 x 5 cm


Gross weight: 10.6 g (missing


Henri Vever (1854-1942) made his apprenticeship and perfected his training by taking painting courses at the Arts Déco and the Beaux Arts in Paris. He joined the family workshop in 1874 where he took over the artistic direction. The House was awarded a Grand Prix at the 1889 Universal Exhibition. Henri Vever creates jewels of varied inspiration where the Renaissance and the plant world, for example, provide infinite fields of investigation. The enamel technique became unavoidable at the end of the 19th century and shows the influence of René Lalique on his contemporaries. Henri Vever proposes remarkable works at the Universal Exhibition of 1900, he imposes himself as one of the leaders of Art Nouveau with numerous creations in which enamel occupies a predominant place. The jewel that we present today is a marvelous illustration of the culmination of Vever's research at the very beginning of the 20th century. The design, both nervous and refined, is astonishingly simple, its legibility perfect, the movement is realistic. The harmony of this jewel also comes from the proportions where the enamel is counterbalanced by moonstone pearls in a pastel chromatic play. This poetic and delicate brooch is to be placed at the very beginning of the 20th century. Henri Vever, La bijouterie française au XIXe siècle, volume III, Paris 1908, p. 687

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