Antique Art Nouveau French maiden pewter dish c1900's signed Courvoisier. Featuring beautiful maiden. Used for coins, hair pins, cards, trinkets etc. Signed "Courvoisier" by Swiss artist Jules Courvoisier, produced during the Art Nouveau movement 1890-1910. Excellent Antique Condition, 2 deep pitted marks on front near maiden's head.
13cm W X 9cm H
Jules Courvoisier (born 1884-1936), whose real name is Jules-Ami Courvoisier, is the son of a watch merchant from La Chaux-de-Fonds.
He lived in Munich from 1902 to 1906, then studied until 1909 in Parisin the workshops of Jacques-Émile Blanche, Eugene Grasset and aglassmaker named Carot. He then lives in Brenets (Canton of Neuchâtel) and finally settled in Geneva in 1912.
The Federal Railways organize in 1903 a contest for the choice of the artist who will make their first posters, Jules Courvoisier is one of the young artists awarded.
From October 23 to November 14, 1913, the Rath Museum in Genevahosted a "Swiss and Foreign Poster Exhibition", under the patronage of the Geneva Arts and Letters Circle. Jules Courvoisier realizes the poster which invites to this exhibition, he will be president of the Circle from 1929 to 1931.
His works touch on the cultural and social, commercial and political domains. He produced many posters, but also landscapes of the Jura , portraits, stained glass (Neuchâtel churches of Bevaix and Auvernier) and stamps: the traditional costumes for stamps Pro Juventute from 1933 to 1936.
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