This is from a highly important series of folios – L’Art International d’Aujourd ‘Hui, which consists of 20 folios on various aspects of French Art Deco. Editions Charles Moreau, No. 16 in the series. Presented by Jean Fouquet. Plates loose as issued in original folio boards. Spine is worn. Cover shows slight soil and discoloration consistent with age. Some plates yellowed around edges. 50 plates, of which No. 3 is missing.
This is quite possible the most sought-after folio in this series, as it has beautiful period images of many of the most striking and important pieces by the most acclaimed artist-jewelers and designers of the Art Deco movement in France, among them Raymond Templier, Georges and Jean Fouquet, Gerard Sandoz, Paul Brandt, Desny, and Puiforcat. This folio not only provides documentation for mumerous pieces, but is a joy to look through, as one is un-likely to encounter the actual pieces. It showcases the best of French Art Deco jewelry.