Alphonse Fouquet, 1828 – 1911.
Renaissance Revival Bracelet by Alphonse Fouquet.
Fouquet Abalone Pearl and Plique-á-Jour Enamel Brooch with Chatelaine, 1901.
Photo Courtesy of Christie’s.
Interior of the Georges Fouquet Salon, Designed by Alphonse Mucha c. 1900.
Maker’s Marks and Timeline:
e. c.1852 – 1936
- Founded by Alphones Fouquet (1828-1911)
- Rue Royale
- Son, Jean Fouquet (1899-1984)
- Filigree with stones.
- Cameos & Miniatures.
- Mythical beasts such as griffins, chimera and the sphinx.
- Jewelry produced for export worldwide.
- Fouquet began to develop his Renaissance Revival style for which he became renowned.
1878 World Exhibition
- Strong influences of the ancient world and historic revival.
1878 International Exhibition, Amsterdam
- Georges (1862-1957) Took over the firm.
- Registers his mark.
- Art Nouveau & Art Deco Styles.
- Extensive use of Enamel and Colored Stones.
- Learned the jewelry arts at Rouvenat.
1900 World Exhibition
- Featured jewelry designed by Alphonse Mucha, who also designed the interiors for the shop at Rue Royale in 1901.
- Etienne Tourette was employed as an enameller.
- Son Jean (1899-1961) joins the firm, specializing in Art Deco jewels.
- Becker, Vivienne, Art Nouveau Jewellery. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1985.
- Sataloff, Joseph, Art Nouveau Jewelry: A Practical Guide to Its History and Beauty with Pictures of over 150 Pieces of Jewelry and a Compendium of International Jeweler’s Marks. Bryn Mawr, PA: Dorrance and Co., 1984.
- Vever, Henri. French Jewelry of the Nineteenth Century. Translated by Katherine Purcell. London: Thames & Hudson, 2001 [1906-8].
- Vever, 838
- Ibid., 863
- Ibid., 864
- Ibid., 1142
- Sataloff, 36
- Cited in Becker, 71