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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION

Clément Mère
CIRCULAR BOX
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 USD
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370

PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION

Clément Mère
CIRCULAR BOX
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important 20th Century Design

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Clément Mère
CIRCULAR BOX
rosewood and intricately embossed and gilt leather
1 5/8  in. (4.1 cm) high
3 7/8  in. (9.8 cm) diameter
circa 1915
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Literature

Émile Sedeyn, "Clement Mère et Franz Waldraff," Art et Décoration, December 1912, p. 162 (for related examples)

Catalogue Note


Born in the South of France, Clément Mère learned painting with Gérôme at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He painted several landscapes that were exhibited at the Salon de la Societe Nationale des Beaux Arts in the 1890s. In 1900, he worked for the Gallery La Maison Moderne in Paris, where he met the German painter Franz Waldraff.

The two artists began working together while living in Paris. Mère produced his first coloured and embossed leather works in 1901. Until 1927, he presented several extraordinary bindings, boxes and small objects and pieces of furniture to various Parisian Salons. During Mere's lifetime and onwards, French Museums acquired several precious objects, remarkable for their delicate design and technique. Several pieces by Mère, including a cabinet decorated with embossed leather flowers reminiscent of the present lot, are in the collections of the Musee d’Orsay, Paris.

Important 20th Century Design

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New York