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      Sale 2435 | Lot 89
      Price Realized: $27,500With Buyer's Premium
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      • Sale 2435 Lot 89

        ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) [PARFUMERIE GELLÉ FRÈRES / SYLVANIS ESSENCE.] 1899.
        24 1/8x9 1/8 inches, 61 3/8x23 1/4 cm. [F. Champenois, Paris.]
        Condition A-: light mat staining around edges; minor loss in upper left corner. Matted and framed.
        "The poster shows one of Mucha's fragile beauties against a background of a natural scene in full bloom. A sample of the product is shown at lower left, with a decorative label that may well have been also designed by Mucha . . . The concept of the layout can be compared with the two Moët & Chandon posters" (Rennert / Weill p. 255). "Strangely, even Mucha's signature and the printer's credit are missing here [they both appear on the version with text. See next lot]" (ibid, p. 256). This is the version before text. rare. We have found no other copies at auction. Rennert / Weill 69 (var 1), Mucha Grand Palais A. 41 (var), Darmstadt P41 (var).

        Estimate $10,000 - 15,000


        Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $27,500

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