Georges Fouquet

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Georges Fouquet (1862 – 1957) was a French jewelry manufacturer considered both master of Art Nouveau and master jeweler.[1] In Paris, he joined his father in the family business in 1891[2] and opens in 1900 a new Bijouterie Fouquet at 6 rue Royale in Paris with the help of interior designer, Alphonse Mucha.[3] Contrary to Lalique but like Henri Vever, Georges Fouquet expressed himself through more synthetic geometric forms.[4][5] In 1900, Fouquet was featured at the Exposition Universelle in Paris.[6] He also designed jewels for French actresses such as Sarah Bernhardt.[7] Pieces of his work can be found at the Metropolitan Museum of Art,[8] the Victoria and Albert Museum,[9] the Petit Palais.[10] The Carnavalet Museum in Paris hosts a replica of Georges Bouquet boutique.[11]

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  1. ^ Staff writer. "Georges Fouquet". Antique Jewelry Investor. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  2. ^ Staff writer. "Biography for Georges Fouquet". Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  3. ^ Staff writer. "Boutique Bouquet: Installation of a space representing the interior designed by Mucha, Musée Carnavalet". Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  4. ^ Staff writer. "Georges Fouquet French artisan". Britannica. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  5. ^ Staff writer. "Georges And Jean Fouquet". Primavera Gallery. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  6. ^ Staff writer. "Georges Fouquet (1858-1929), Paris, after design by Mucha: Ornamental Chain with pendants (1900)". Mucha Foundation. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  7. ^ Staff writer. "Georges Fouquet French artisan". Britannica. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  8. ^ Staff writer. "Dress ornament, 1923, Georges Fouquet (French, 1862–1957)". The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  9. ^ Staff writer. "Brooch". Victoria and Albert Museum. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  10. ^ Staff writer. "Georges Fouquet". Verbinina. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  11. ^ Staff writer. "Alphonse Mucha's Jewelry Shop at the Musée Carnavalet". Untapped Cities. Retrieved 23 December 2015.