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objet French Art Nouveau comb Art Nouveau celluloid comb painted with a typical motif of flower and dragonfly. Nice transparency and vivid colours.
objet Jewel comb,ginkgo leaf pattern (2) This extremely refined piece is not signed but is very similar to a design of Lucien Gaillard, famous French Art Nouveau designer. Two delicate ginkgo leaves are embellished with paste stones mounted on silver. See p. 2 in The Art Nouveau Style (edited by Roberta Waddell)
objet Art Nouveau comb signed L. Roulé (4) Art Nouveau comb from the French designer L. Roulé. Painted horn flower overpassing the frame.
objet Art Nouveau horn comb, sparrow motif (2) Lovely design, Lalique style. Two sparrows are fighting to get red berries. Beautiful transparency of clear horn. Signed Albert Vigan, Art Nouveau jeweller kown in Paris in the 1900's.
exposition FROM ART NOUVEAU TO ART DECO, 1st part
exposition FROM ART NOUVEAU TO ART DECO, 2nd part
objet Skonvirke Danish haircomb (2) Tortoiseshell comb with a plaque heading featuring typical Skonvirke style flowers. Repousse silver embellished with Baltic amber beads. Hallmarks: H&C 830 S: H.N Hviid & Co in Copenhague (1893 - 1937).
objet Danish comb, amber cabochon (2) Skonvirke comb ornated with a silver plaque embellished with an amber cabochon, from the Baltic Sea. Hallmark: 830 S L.H. (Lauritz Hansen ?)
objet Art Nouveau comb, fuchsia design (2) Nice example of the late French Art Nouveau period. Note how symetrically the three fuchsia flowers are designed, like the first fruits of Art Deco style. The teeth were probably cut to fit to a special hairstyle.
objet French Art Nouveau comb with peacocks (2) Beautiful French Art Nouveau comb depicting two stylised peacocks. Carved clear horn enhanced with blue and red accents of painting. Could have been made by Gustave Angst from Ezy-sur-Eure factories. .