Les Emaux Cloisonnes Anciens et Modernes

Alexis Falize

(Liege, 1811 - Moret-sur-Loing, 1898)
Gold, cloisonne enamel 4.5 x 6 cm (1.8 x 2.4 in.) Paris - circa 1869

Four chromolithographs by Louis Regamey (1814-1878) illustrate the ten jewels depicted in his original paintings and precede them in the volume. The woodcuts throughout the text, inspired by Japanese woodblock prints, are carried out by his son Felix Regamey (1844-1907).

This seminal publication by Philippe Burty is the first to identify the designer Alexis Falize and the enameller Antoine Tard as suppliers of cloisonné enamelled jewellery in the Japanese taste to the retailer M. Martz.

By Philippe Burty (1868) inlaid with a specially commissioned enamelled plaque by Alexis Falize featuring the Shinto deity Jurojin holding a scroll depicting Burty's ex-libris. The book contains 10 original paintings by Louis Regamey of cloisonne enamelled jewels in the Japanese taste by Alexis Falize.

Philippe Burty, the collector and art critic who coined the word 'Japonisme' in 1872. The lavishly decorated Morocco leather binding by R. Petit is applied with Burty's gilt monogram and a pencilled correction apparently by the author appears p. 61; Thence by descent
Anonymous, Exposition de l'Art Oriental. Union Centrale des Beaux-Arts. Troisieme exposition 1869. Alexis Falize aine: Bijoux et emaux cloisonne., Paris, 1869, cat. no. 342, Ill. XV

An identical enamelled plaque was exhibited 150 years ago by Alexis Falize at the Union Centrale des Arts Decoratifs; three of the cloisonné enamelled jewels in the book formed part of the same display



"Jewelry, Works of art by Carl Fabergé, Antique Silver, Objets de Vertu"

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