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Projets bijoux, an album of jewelry designs

French
about 1925
Artist / Designer M. Bodés (French)


Dimensions

Overall: 36.5 x 33.5 x 1.2 cm (14 3/8 x 13 3/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2016.413

Medium or Technique

Graphite, watercolor, opaque watercolor

Not On View

Classifications

Albums

[MAISON DUSAUSOY]. /Bijoux Projets/. (c. 1925). Folio. (30)ff.
Fifty-eight mounted plates of original Art Deco jewelry designs, possibly created for Maison Dusausoy in Paris. Seventeen plates show large designs in brightly colored gouache paint, silver, and gold. Many are accented with silver glitter to reproduce the sparkle of the finished jewelry. Twenty-nine plates are gouache on transparent tissue.
Of these, nine are in black, white, and color and show delicate necklace designs; the other twenty are more basic, sketched in pencil with dots of black and white paint to indicate stone size and placement. The final twelve plates show rough pencil sketches of the earliest stages of the designs. The final color versions of several of these designs can be found in the first section.

Markings

Some drawings stamped:
M. BODÉS
DESSINS PEINTURES
MODES & ROBES
Atelier à VERNOUILLET
Seine et Oise

Provenance

2016, sold by an antiquarian book dealer, Brussels to Bromer Booksellers, Inc. (dealer), Boston; 2016, sold by Bromer Booksellers, Inc. to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 28, 2016)

Credit Line

Ernest Kahn Fund, Arthur Mason Knapp Fund, Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation, John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund, and Edwin E. Jack Fund