EUGÈNE FEUILLÂTRE (1870 - 1916) Art Nouveau Insect Ring

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Object Description

A beautiful and exceptionally rare topaz, diamond and enamel ring, signed Feuillatre. Designed with a four claw set round yellow topaz, within a hoop surround with brown enamelled insects to the quarters and twin set rose-cut diamonds between the carved scroll gallery inlaid with black enamel, on a knife polished and signed shank.
Topaz: 8.9 mm, diameter, approximately, estimated weight 3.60 carats

Object History

Feuillâtre was apprenticed as a goldsmith in 1881 (location unknown) and in 1885 was trained by the enamellers Etienne Tourette and Louis Houillon in Paris. From 1890 Feuillâtre was head of René Lalique’s enamel workshop before establishing his own workshop in Paris in 1897 as a sculptor, goldsmith and enameller. From 1898 until 1910 he exhibited annually at the Société des Artistes Français. In 1898 his work was shown together with that of Lalique and Fouquet at the New Gallery in London and

from 1901 to 1910 in Glasgow, Turin, Berlin, Liège, Brussels and Santiago. At the 1900 Expo- sition Universelle in Paris he won a gold medal. In 1904 he became a member of the newly founded Société des Artistes Décorateurs. He died on the frontline during World War I.

Object Literature

Illustrated in our book:
Beatriz Chadour-Sampson & Sonya Newell-Smith, Tadema Gallery London Jewellery from the 1860s to 1960s, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, Stuttgart 2021, cat. no. 75

Object Condition

Very good commensurate with age

Object Details

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+44 (0)7970 343 969

Dealer Location

London UK

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