14. Georges Fouquet, “Forked Hairpin,” 1905–1906

14. Georges Fouquet, “Forked Hairpin,” 1905–1906

Bijoux Parisiens

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George Fouquet's hairpin illustrates the Art Nouveau aesthetic: it consists of organic forms punctuated by diamonds, enamel, and pearls, all used sparingly and in service to the overall design. Fouquet’s father Alphonse had founded the business in 1862, but the dynasty’s great stars were Georges and his son Jean Fouquet, whose Art Deco works appear later in the exhibition....
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George Fouquet's hairpin illustrates the Art Nouveau aesthetic: it consists of organic forms punctuated by diamonds, enamel, and pearls, all used sparingly and in service to the overall design. Fouquet’s father Alphonse had founded the business in 1862, but the dynasty’s great stars were Georges and his son Jean Fouquet, whose Art Deco works appear later in the exhibition....
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