Templier, born into a family of jewelers, was best known for his abstract designs of the late 1920s and 1930s. This hand mirror presents the suggestion of a fashionable lady dressed for a masquerade; its style is reminiscent of fashion and advertising illustrations of the period.
Inscription: Signed and dated (top of frame, inscribed): RAYMOND TEMPLIER 1921
Marking: Stamped (within first "E" of inscription): RT
the designer, Paris (1921–23; sold to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Masterpieces of French Art Deco," August 4, 2009–January 23, 2011, no catalogue.
Penelope Hunter-Stiebel. "The Decorative Arts of the Twentieth Century." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 37 (Winter 1979–1980), p. 17.
Jared Goss. French Art Deco. New York, 2014, pp. 229–30, 264, no. 68, ill. (color, overall and detail).