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Georges Fouquet, French, 1862--1957. Corsage Ornament, ca. 1923. Jade, onyx, diamonds, enamel and platinum. 8 7/8 x 3 3/4 in. (22.5 x 9.5 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Eva and Michael Chow, 2001, 2001.723.   /http://www.metmuseum.org/

 

Rene' Jules Lalique, French (Paris), 1860-- 1945. Brooch, ca. 1903. Gold, glass, enamel and sapphire. 3 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. (8.1 x 13.3 cm). The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Acquired by Henry Walters, 1904, 57.943   http://thewalters.org/

 

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Keller Frères, France, 1881--1922. Pitcher, 1900. Gilded silver. 10 1/4 x 7 x 5 in. (26.1 x 18 x 12.5 cm). Muse'e des Arts De'coratifs, 997.119.1.    http://www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/

 

India (Brahmapur). Chair and Stool, ca. 1855. Ebony with ivory and replacement upholstery. Chair: 44 x 23 5/8 x 20 1/4 in. (112 x 60 x 51.5 cm). Victoria & Albert, London, 01216(IS), 01219(IS).   http://www.vam.ac.uk/

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Gustave Herter, American (born Germany), 1830--1898. Ernst Plassmann, woodworker, American, 1823--1877.  Bulkley and Herter, manufacturer, United States (New York, NY), ca. 1852--1858. Bookcase, 1852--53. White oak, eastern white pine, eastern hemlock, yellow poplar with later stained glass. 134 1/2 x 118 3/4 x 30 1/4 in. (341.6 x 301.6 x 76.8 cm). The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust through the exchange of gifts, bequests, and other Trust properties, 97-35.

 

Ernest Bussière, designer, French, 1863--1937. Daum Frères, manufacturer, France (Nancy), 1887--1962. Pitcher , ca. 1900. Glass. 8 1/8 x 3 5/8 in. (20.5 x 8.5 cm). Designmuseum Danmark, Copenhagen, 828.   http://www.designmuseum.dk/en/

 

Clara Driscoll, designer, American, 1861--1944. Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, manufacturer, United States (Corona, NY), 1892--1902. Lamp, ca. 1900. Leaded glass and bronze. 26 x 21 in. (66 x 53 cm). Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Gift of Arthur E. Braun, 76.46. http://web.cmoa.org/

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Paul Hankar, designer, Belgian, 1859--1901. Mailbox, 1897. Mahogany and rosewood with ivory, wrought iron and steel. 28 3/4 x 13 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches (73 x 34.2 x 24.7 cm). The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust (by exchange), 2011.41. http://www.nelson-atkins.org/

 

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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