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    Sale 2133 | Lot 126
    Price Realized: $5,520With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2133 Lot 126

      ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) NECTAR. 1902.
      15 1/4x6 3/8 inches. Paris.
      Condition A. Matted and framed.
      This poster design (plate 14) is one of the two most sought-after individual plates from Documents Decoratifs. Like the other plates in the portfolio, it was created purely as a teaching method, "advertising a purely mythical product" (Rennert/Weill p. 390), which visually encapsulated Mucha's whole system of commercial design. And although it never appeared as a real poster, it contains all of his classic, stylistic Art Nouveau trademarks-- a woman with stylized hair, a decorative halo behind her, dressed in a flowing gown, with text grouped at the top and bottom of the image, within a vertical format and with sophisticated decorative elements that support the vertical structure of the design. Rennert / Weill A8.
      Estimate $4,000-6,000


      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $5,520