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About Fuset Y Grau
Fuset y Grau was a leading figure of the Modernista movement in jewelry. They shared this reputation with another contemporary jeweller and compatriot: Lluis Masriera. Both were active from the end of the nineteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth and both had their workshops in Barcelona.
Fuset y Grau was one of the leading artisanal houses of its time. Its excellence was rewarded at the International Exhibition of Decorative Arts in Paris, where it was invited to exhibit its creations in 1925.
Fuset y Grau and Lluis Masriera shared a strong taste for medieval-inspired themes combined with the natural plant and floral motifs so characteristic of the Art Nouveau movement. Fuset y Grau’s medieval portraits of women with long flowing hair, engraved on ivory, are highly sought after by collectors from all over the world.
The Spanish house is also distinguished by its way of combining ivory, plique-à-jour enamels, pearls and the use of highlighting with gold engraving.
Fuset y Grau is yet to receive the recognition it deserves in the history of jewelry, despite being regularly acclaimed by enlightened amateurs when their jewelry comes up at auction.
This maison, in its rich and diverse creations, is an extraordinarily rare opportunity to rediscover the savoir-faire of a jewellery house so emblematic of the Art Nouveau style.