ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939). BLEUZE - HADANCOURT PARFUMEUR. Circa 1899. 24x10 inches, 61x27 cm. F. Champenois, Paris.

Lot 88: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939). BLEUZE - HADANCOURT PARFUMEUR. Circa 1899. 24x10 inches, 61x27 cm. F. Champenois, Paris.

Swann Auction Galleries

January 26, 2017, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, US
4 saved

More About this Item


Description: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) BLEUZE - HADANCOURT PARFUMEUR. Circa 1899. 24 1/8x10 3/4 inches, 61 3/8x27 3/8 cm. F. Champenois, Paris. Condition A / A-: light creasing in margins and corners. Paper. Matted and framed. Unexamined out of frame. "This is one of the rarest posters by Mucha . . . As befits a perfumer, flowers whose fragrances are used in the trade abound throughout the design, in the girl''s hair as well as in the decorative panels. Note the delicate shadings of the background and the graceful lines of the figure" (Rennert / Weill p. 260). This poster, like the following lots, represents a new approach by Mucha in laying out his posters using more of the white of the paper to form decorative elements. Here, he adds the elements of the plumes of wafting perfume and the branches of the flowering tree for an extra layer of depth. rare. We could find only five other copies at auction since 1991. Rennert / Weill 71, Lendl p. 116.
Request more information
Accepted forms of payment: Money Order / Cashiers Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer
Shipping: Upon request, Swann will facilitate the shipping of purchases to out-of-town buyers at an additional charge for packing, shipping and insurance, but will not be responsible for any loss, damage or delay resulting from the packing, handling and shipping thereof. Unless specific instructions are received, Swann is the sole judge of the method to be used for shipment. Packing and shipping costs will be noted on the invoice mailed to successful bidders after the sale, and are based on the actual costs involved. Be advised that a full commercial invoice must accompany any purchase shipped outside the US.
Buyer's Premium
$0 - 100,000: 30.0%
$100,001 - 1,000,000: 25.0%
$1,000,001+: 17.0%
From: To: Increment:
$0 $149 $10
$150 $499 $25
$500 $999 $50
$1,000 $1,999 $100
$2,000 $5,999 $200
$6,000 $9,999 $500
$10,000 $19,999 $1,000
$20,000 $49,999 $2,000
$50,000 $99,999 $5,000
$100,000 $199,999 $10,000
$200,000 $499,999 $20,000
$500,000+ $50,000
Payment Information: Payment must be made by cash, check, certified check or money order. Purchases paid using personal checks may be held until payment has cleared. Swann does not accept credit cards or PayPal for purchases. Non-US purchasers must pay using a US-dollar denominated check drawn on a US bank, or by international money order or bank transfer.
Shipping Information: Upon request, Swann will facilitate the shipping of purchases to out-of-town buyers at an additional charge for packing, shipping and insurance, but will not be responsible for any loss, damage or delay resulting from the packing, handling and shipping thereof. Unless specific instructions are received, Swann is the sole judge of the method to be used for shipment. Packing and shipping costs will be noted on the invoice mailed to successful bidders after the sale, and are based on the actual costs involved. Be advised that a full commercial invoice must accompany any purchase shipped outside the US.
Buyer's Premium: Buyer's Premium is 25% of the hammer price up to and including $100,000; 20% of the portion of the hammer price above $100,000 up to and including $1,000,000; and 12% of the portion of the hammer price above $1,000,000.
Taxes on your purchase: SALES TAX. All items purchased are subject to payment of the New York City and State sales tax of 8.875% on the total purchase price (final bid plus the Buyer's Premium as defined in paragraph 7 of the Conditions of Sale) unless the purchaser presents proof of exemption therefrom. An exempt purchaser must provide a properly completed New York State Resale Certificate (Form ST-120) evidencing possession of a valid New York State Resale or, for non-New York State businesses, the equivalent resale authorization from another locale. Purchases will not be released unless all sales tax requirements are satisfied. Purchases shipped outside of New York State are not subject to sales tax.
Condition Statement: Available upon request.
View full terms and conditions