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Antique Figures Decorative Alexandre Sandier Art Nouveau French Design Sevres

Antique Figures Decorative Alexandre Sandier Art Nouveau French Design Sevres
Antique Figures Decorative Alexandre Sandier Art Nouveau French Design Sevres
Antique Figures Decorative Alexandre Sandier Art Nouveau French Design Sevres
Antique Figures Decorative Alexandre Sandier Art Nouveau French Design Sevres
Antique Figures Decorative Alexandre Sandier Art Nouveau French Design Sevres
Antique Figures Decorative Alexandre Sandier Art Nouveau French Design Sevres
Antique Figures Decorative Alexandre Sandier Art Nouveau French Design Sevres
Antique Figures Decorative Alexandre Sandier Art Nouveau French Design Sevres
Antique Figures Decorative Alexandre Sandier Art Nouveau French Design Sevres
Antique Figures Decorative Alexandre Sandier Art Nouveau French Design Sevres

Antique Figures Decorative Alexandre Sandier Art Nouveau French Design Sevres
24 Prints Representing Interior Panel Designs, etc, by Alexandre Sandier. Undated, though looks to be circa 1900, possibly a little before. Plates presented in their original quarto portfolio with decorative boards, backed with quarter green cloth. Each example measures approx. 10.75″ x 8.5″ (27.5cm x 21.25cm). Complete with original list of plates and an additional set of old negatives depicting photographic images of the above. Alexandre Sandier, born in 1843 in Beune, France, was an interior architect and designer of ceramics. Trained at the Beaux-Arts in Paris and then with Russel Sturgiss in Chicago, in 1897 he was appointed artistic director at the National Manufactory of Sevres, in Paris. Under Sandier, Sevres embraced Art Nouveau with the creation of hundreds of new shapes, an emphasis on the study of nature which was the central tenet of Art Nouveau which was aided by the factory’s vast technical and artistic resources. He was responsible for the design of the Imperial Stairway at the 1889 Paris World’s Fair. He developed a new porcelain stoneware, resistant to the elements and suitable for use in monumental projects. In 1900, he designed the facade of the pavilion of the Sevres manufactury using this technique. For the International Exhibition in Ghent, in 1913, he used a system of modules adaptable to various configurations to mark the entrance of the library of the French section. He died in 1916. Folder tanned, foxed and rubbed, with scuffing and small surface loss to lower fore corner of upper board panel. Verso of front board has a pencil inscription. Ditto the vertical wallet flap and the upper right margin of the contents leaf, which both show a corresponding numeric inscription, presumably an old pre-decimal price. Occasional foxing to plates throughout, with a general tanning to leaf edges. Small ink smudge to rear of plate 20. Small nicking and narrow edge crease to left margin of plate 21 and a tiny crease at lower left corner of 22. Remains a good original example of this scarce collection nonetheless. Please see photos for further detail. Welsh Bridge Books & Collectables is a bricks and mortar shop located alongside the River Severn at Shrewsbury, in a beautiful 16th Century building housing three floors of interesting and eclectic books and collectables. If you’re in Shropshire please pop by and say hello! This item is in the category “Antiques\Antique Furniture\Other Antique Furniture”. The seller is “welsh-bridge-books-and-collectables” and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.
  • Original/Repro: Original
  • Age: 1850-1899
  • Type: Prints

Antique Figures Decorative Alexandre Sandier Art Nouveau French Design Sevres

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