Lot 491: Moët & Chandon. 1899
October 30, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: Each: 8 1/2 x 23 3/8 in./21.7 x 59.4 cm Imp. F. Champenois, Paris "For the firm of Moët & Chandon ... Mucha executed a number of designs which were used on menus, postcards and other publicity. Two of his assignments were for posters; one of them was used to advertise their White Champagne ... while the other served to publicize the ... Crémant Imperial ... [White Star's] seductive being tempts us with choice grapes in a lovely outdoor setting, with flowers at her feet and vine tendrils and leaves all about her head ... [While Grand Crémant is a] grand design for a grand winethe serene repose of the classically beautiful face, the gentle flowing garment, the delicate hues, the rich ornamental pattern, and the precise handling of spaces and shapes (Rennert/Weill, p. 244). (alcohol, wine)
Condition Report: A-/ Slight tears at edges of the White Star. Framed.
Dimensions: Each: 8 1/2 x 23 3/8 in./21.7 x 59.4 cm
Artist or Maker: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939)