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Mirror

Maker:
Raymond Templier (French, 1891–1968)
Date:
1921
Culture:
French
Medium:
Silver, gold, carnelian, enamel, pewter
Dimensions:
4 1/2 x 3 7/8 x 1 1/4 in. (11.4 x 9.8 x 3.2 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward C. Moore Jr. Gift, 1923
Accession Number:
23.172ab
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
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).



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