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    Sale 2498 | Lot 281
    Price Realized: $18,750With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2498 Lot 281

      ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) DOCUMENTS DÉCORATIFS. Complete portfolio with 72 plates. 1902.
      Each plate approximately 18x13 inches, 45 3/4x33 cm. Emile Levy, Paris.
      Condition varies, generally B+: skinning, staining and wear to portfolio cover and spine; staining, abrasions, small losses and pin holes on some plates.
      In this portfolio, Mucha shows examples of jewelry, furniture and silverware, and illustrates how to draw women and flowers (the two main motifs of Art Nouveau), in all cases brilliantly demonstrating his stylistic prowess. Each of the 72 plates is a masterpiece of Art Nouveau design. Complete copies are rare, since most have been broken up to sell plate by plate. Lendl p. 132-33 no. 105, Mucha L31, Spirit of Art Nouveau 123, Art Nouveau p. 114.

      Estimate $15,000 - 20,000

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $18,750