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'Eve' Buckle
H: 6.6 cm (2.6 in)  W: 6.9 cm (2.72 in) 
French, c.1902
Fitted Case
Literature: cf. The Paris Salons 1895-1914, Jewellery, Volume I,
Alastair Duncan, 1994, p. 186
Modern Design in Jewellery & Fans, Studio Special 1902, pl.16 & 17, design illustrated pl.18
Gabriel Mourey wrote in the French section: ‘The jewels of M. Jules Debois are works of pure sculpture. His vision, at once broad & delicate, takes the form of beautiful female forms in dreamy or voluptuous attitude, sleeping amid the masses of their abundant hair, against a background of gold, or shell, or whatever the material may be. Any womanly gesture suffices; and, in truth, what more is needed to make a real work of art in the form of a brooch or a button? No conventional flowers, no complicated interlacements, nothing 'decorative' in the bad sense of the word; yet his work is powerfully and delicately modern. M. Debois’ jewels are perfect pieces of sculpture’
Museum collections Paris include: the Louvre,
musée d'Orsay, the Petit Palais & the Museum of Modern Art New York
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