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Mucha Alfons (1860-1939)

Estimate: CZK120,000 - CZK140,000

Description: The choral association of Moravian teachers, year 1911, color lithograph/paper, size 181 x 81 cm, signed and dated bottom left Mucha 1911, photograph - according to the image. Atelier Langhans Prague, frame, plexiglass Tentative estimated price (EUR): 4 445 - 5 186 Tentative Starting price (EUR): 2 778

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Mucha Alfons (1860-1939)

Estimate: CZK85,000 - CZK95,000

Description: The Lily, year 1898, color lithograph/paper on canvas, size 104 x 44 cm, frame, glass, slightly damaged Tentative estimated price (EUR): 3 149 - 3 519 Tentative Starting price (EUR): 2 223

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Original 1900s Alphons Mucha Documents Decoratifs Plate

Estimate: $200 - $360

Description: Artist: Mucha, Alphonse Maria 1860 - 1939. Documents Decoratifs (Plate 1). Technique: Lithograph 1902. Size: 12.9 x 9.4 in. (33 x 24 cm). Printer: no information. Condition Details: (B/B-) on linen, repaired edge tears and tiny losses, margins trimmed. Estimate: 360. Starting Bid: 200.

Condition Report: (B/B-) on linen, repaired edge tears and tiny losses, margins trimmed

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Original 1890s/1900s MUCHA Gaufrette Pralines Label

Estimate: $300 - $500

Description: Artist: Mucha, Alphonse Maria 1860 - 1939. Gaufrettes Pralines - Lefevre-Utile (Label). Technique: Lithograph ca. 1900. Size: 7.8 x 8.2 in. (20 x 21 cm). Printer: no information. Condition Details: (A-) minimal staining in the margins, miniscule loss in the bottom right corner. Estimate: 500. Starting Bid: 300.

Condition Report: (A-) minimal staining in the margins, miniscule loss in the bottom right corner

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3 Original 1899 ALPHONSE MUCHA Magazine Covers Prints

Estimate: $300 - $500

Description: Artist: Mucha, Alphonse Maria 1860 - 1939. Alphonse Mucha (3 Magazine Covers). Technique: Letterpress Print 1899. Size: 10.2 x 7.4 in. (26 x 19 cm). Printer: Vaugirard, Paris. Condition Details: (A-/B+) 4-page uncut covers, minor staining, incl. -La Plume-, tiny staple hole at the left edge, -L´Estampe Moderne- and -L´Habitation Pratique-, both with tiny losses at the right edge. Estimate: 500. Starting Bid: 300.

Condition Report: (A-/B+) 4-page uncut covers, minor staining, incl. -La Plume-, tiny staple hole at the left edge, -L´Estampe Moderne- and -L´Habitation Pratique-, both with tiny losses at the right edge

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Original 1900s Alphons Mucha Documents Decoratifs Plate

Estimate: $200 - $360

Description: Artist: Mucha, Alphonse Maria 1860 - 1939. Documents Decoratifs - Introduction (Plate 19). Technique: Lithograph 1902. Size: 12.2 x 09 in. (31 x 23 cm). Printer: no information. Condition Details: (B) was folded horiz., on linen, small tear, margins trimmed, some unevenly. Estimate: 360. Starting Bid: 200.

Condition Report: (B) was folded horiz., on linen, small tear, margins trimmed, some unevenly

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Original Vintage 1890s ALPHOJNSE MUCHA ZODIAC Postcard

Estimate: $170 - $300

Description: Artist: Mucha, Alphonse Maria 1860 - 1939. Zodiac (Postcard). Technique: Lithograph ca. 1896. Size: 5.5 x 3.5 in. (14 x 9 cm). Printer: no information. Condition Details: (A) tiny margin crease in the top left corner. Estimate: 300. Starting Bid: 170.

Condition Report: (A) tiny margin crease in the top left corner

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3 OLD ORIGINALINAL 1900s MUCHA Plates Documents Decoratifs

Estimate: $460 - $800

Description: Artist: Mucha, Alphonse Maria 1860 - 1939. Documents Decoratifs (3 Plates). Technique: Lithograph 1902. Size: 18.1 x 12.9 in. (46 x 33 cm). Printer: no information. Condition Details: (A-) incl. three plates, small tears and minor staining in the margins, one plate with trimmed margins. Estimate: 800. Starting Bid: 460.

Condition Report: (A-) incl. three plates, small tears and minor staining in the margins, one plate with trimmed margins

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Original Vintage 1920s ALPHONSE MUCHA Postcard Czech

Estimate: $130 - $200

Description: Artist: Mucha, Alphonse Maria 1860 - 1939. Jubilejni Sjezd (Postcard). Technique: Letterpress Print 1928. Size: 5.5 x 3.5 in. (14 x 9 cm). Printer: no information. Condition Details: (A-) minimal staining, unused. Estimate: 200. Starting Bid: 130.

Condition Report: (A-) minimal staining, unused

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Alphonse-Marie Mucha

Estimate: $650 - $850

Description: Artist: Alphonse MuchaTitle: Moet et Chandon menuYear: c. 1897Medium: Original lithographic menu in colors on paperEdition: From the limited editionPublisher: F. Champenois, ParisSize: 8 1/2" x 6"Signature: Signed in the plateCOA provided. Guaranteed authentic

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Alphonse-Marie Mucha

Estimate: $650 - $850

Description: Artist: Alphonse MuchaTitle: Moet et Chandon menuYear: c. 1897Medium: Original lithographic menu in colors on paperEdition: From the limited editionPublisher: F. Champenois, ParisSize: 8 1/2" x 6"Signature: Signed in the plateCOA provided. Guaranteed authentic

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ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939)

Estimate: €200 - €300

Description: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Deux planches de la série des Arts Décoratifs. Lithographies en couleurs. H. : 34,5 cm. L. : 12 cm.

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The Seasons. 1896

Estimate: $40,000 - $50,000

Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: Each: 19 3/8 x 38 7/8 in./49.2 x 98.7 cm Imp. F. Champenois, Paris “One of Mucha’s most endearing and enduring sets . . . Spring is a blonde sylph who seems to be fashioning a makeshift lyre out of a bent green branch and her own hair, with some birds as interested spectators. Summer, a brunette, sits dreamily on the bank of a pond, cooling her feet in the water and resting her head against a bush. Autumn is an auburn lady, making ready to partake of the ripe grape. Winter, her brown hair barely visible as she huddles in a long green cloak, snuggles by the snow-covered tree trying to warm a shivering bird with her breath” (Rennert/Weill, p. 90). It’s not only the passage of time that makes this series rare -- they were difficult to find even at the time of their publication. The editor of The Poster couldn’t help a reader locate this set back in 1899, concluding: “they are getting scarce” (January 1899, p. 42).

Condition Report: A-/ Slight tears at edges of Spring & Summer panels; matted to image. Framed.

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The Seasons. 1896

Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000

Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 24 3/8 x 17 1/8 in./61.8 x 43.6 cm Imp. F. Champenois, Paris (not shown) This is the small format version of the decorative panel series, with the names of the seasons printed in decorative boarders below.

Condition Report: B+/ Restored margins. Framed.

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The Seasons / Spring. 1896

Estimate: $10,000 - $12,000

Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 21 x 40 in./53.2 x 101.5 cm Imp. F. Champenois, Paris (not shown) This is the Spring panel from the previous series. "Mucha was a talented musician, and every time he tried to capture music in his paintings he worked with great enthusiasm” (Mucha/Art Nouveau, p. 186).

Condition Report: B/ Restored tears in margins; 13" tear at bottom edge; 6" tear at top edge.

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The Seasons / Autumn. 1900

Estimate: $8,000 - $9,000

Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 13 3/8 x 29 in./33.7 x 73.7 cm Imp. F. Champenois, Paris (not shown) This is the Autumn panel of the 1900 series - the final set of decorative images representing the seasons that was created by Mucha. Beautiful colors!

Condition Report: A-/ Slight tear in left margin; slight tear in upper border. P.

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The Seasons. 1897

Estimate: $10,000 - $12,000

Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: Each: 5 1/2 x 16 1/2 in./14 x 42 cm Imp. F. Champenois, Paris (not shown) This is the second set of beguiling women Mucha created to represent the four seasons. Other than Winter, who is cozily hooded against the cold, they all sport Mucha’s trademark flowing cascades of hair and assume languid poses of sensual allure. A big marketing success for the printer Champenois, this set was used in a number of ways: with calendars for various years or without them, with the names of each season imprinted or not, sometimes with commercial clients’ names, sometimes entirely blank. This is the smaller format.

Condition Report: A. Framed.

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Dawn & Dusk. 1899

Estimate: $20,000 - $25,000

Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: Each: 37 7/8 x 21 5/8 in./96.2 x 55 cm Imp. F. Champenois, Paris (not shown) "This pair of ladies represents the two transitory stages between night and day. Dawn throws off her cover as the morning sun chases away the night's shadows; Dusk settles comfortably under the blanket as the sun sinks toward a crimson horizon. Only a barely perceptible difference in the delicate pastels distinguishes the two" (Lendl/Prague, p. 216).

Condition Report: A.

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The Arts / Poetry. 1898

Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000

Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 14 3/4 x 23 in./37.3 x 58.5 cm Imp. F. Champenois, Paris (not shown) “When it comes to personifying abstract concepts through beautiful women, Mucha’s inventiveness never flags" (Rennert/Weill, p. 211). This contemplative creature nestled within a circular boarder is meant to represent Poetry, and is part of Mucha's Arts series.

Condition Report: A-/ Slight tears in margins.

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The Arts / Painting / O. Siebert. 1898

Estimate: $12,000 - $14,000

Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 14 3/8 x 22 7/8 in./36.5 x 58.2 cm Imp. F. Champenois, Paris (not shown) Typically accompanied by Music, Poetry, and Dance, this is one of four panels in "The Arts” series. “When it comes to personifying abstract comments through beautiful women, Mucha’s inventiveness never flags. Here is abundant proof in [the muse] representing . . . Painting. Mucha’s . . . circular halo [is] filled with secondary circles, and the goddess of Painting adds yet another set of rainbow-like bands” (Rennert/Weill, p. 211). And what an inspired choice to call into play to promote O. Seibert, purveyor of lush artistic objects.

Condition Report: A-/ Slight tears at top & bottom edges. Framed.

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Plume et Primevère. 1899

Estimate: $20,000 - $25,000

Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: Each: 12 1/2 x 29 3/4 in./31.8 x 75.5 cm Imp. F. Champenois, Paris (not shown) A recent exhibition catalogue rightly calls this a “masterful” work: “The beauty of this pair of panels lies in the contrast between the geometric mosaic behind the head of Quill and the floral ornamental circle inspired by nature behind the head of Primrose” (Mucha/Art Nouveau, p. 198).

Condition Report: A.

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Precious Stones / La Topaze. 1902

Estimate: $10,000 - $12,000

Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 10 1/4 x 24 3/4 in./26 x 63 cm Imp. F. Champenois, Paris (not shown) “One of Mucha’s best sets, and one of the rarest ... Each gem is represented by a lovely lady, and its characteristic color, in all its hues, is worked into the entire pattern, including the girl’s dress and the flowers at her feet ... This set, done appropriately enough in the period when Mucha was associated with the goldsmith Fouquet and ventured into designing jewelry, is in Mucha’s mature style. There is still a circular motif in the background, but otherwise the design is virtually bare of adornments and ornamental borders” (Rennert/Weill, p. 264). This particular panel is for the Topaze stone. This is the smaller format.

Condition Report: A. Framed.

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Byzantine Heads / Blonde. 1897

Estimate: $6,000 - $7,000

Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 11 5/8 x 15 1/2 in./29.5 x 39.5 cm “The mastery evident in creating two archetypes of the female form against a decorative background confirms Mucha’s artistic maturity. Both women, portrayed in profile, have their heads decorated with beautiful jewelry, the richness and oriental nature of which suggested the name Byzantine Heads for the series. The subtle differences in details between the paintings are worth noticing. For the first time appears the perfect form of Mucha’s often-used motif, circle framing each head interrupted by a strand of hair. With this device, it is as if Mucha’s unreachable beauties have broken the magic border between themselves and their admirers and suggest the possibility that they might, perhaps, meet.” (Mucha/Art Nouveau, p. 192). This is the blonde half of the Byzantine duo without the elaborate decorative borders.

Condition Report: A.

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Byzantine Heads / Brunette. 1897

Estimate: $5,000 - $6,000

Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 11 x 13 in./28 x 33 cm Imp. F. Champenois, Paris (not shown) This is the mate to the previous image, also printed without the decorative border.

Condition Report: A-/ Slight tear in lower hair tendril. Framed.

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La Passion. 1904

Estimate: $14,000 - $17,000

Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 28 3/8 x 78 7/8 in./72 x 200.4 cm Imp. F. Champenois, Paris "Mucha, brought up in an atmosphere of intense religious fervor, felt at home with sacred motifs and was adept at expressing himself through them. For Haraucourt's La Passion, he created one of the most compassionate portraits of Christ, frail and unabashedly human, his eyes asking not for pity as much as for understanding. The usual circular pattern in the background is provided by the crown of thorns, within which may be seen the three crosses of the Calvary at his right shoulder, and the Omar mosque in Jerusalem at his left shoulder" (Rennert/Weill, p. 312). This was the last poster he created in Paris, just before leaving for the United States. It is fitting that the first one (Gismonda) was also based on a religious theme.

Condition Report: B/ Slight tears at edges; mild creasing. Framed.

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Biscuits Lefèvre-Utile / Gaufrette Vanille. 1900

Estimate: $10,000 - $12,000

Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 17 3/8 x 24 in./44 x 61 cm Imp. F. Champenois, Paris (not shown) “One of Mucha’s most personable young ladies, her hair cascading irrepressibly in fine style, is offering a dish of wafers ... The design of the girl’s dress incorporates sickle and wheat emblems . . . appropriate to the subject” (Rennert/Weill, p. 113). This is a variant in which the usual calendar has been replaced by the Gaufrette Vanille brand tip-on, winner of the top prize that year at the World’s Fair.

Condition Report: A-/ Slight abraisions at edges; usual grommets at top. Framed.

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Biscuits Lefèvre-Utile. 1896

Estimate: $10,000 - $12,000

Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 17 1/2 x 24 1/4 in./44.3 x 61.5 cm Imp. F. Champenois, Paris This is the original version of the previous poster with the 1897 calendarium.

Condition Report: A. Framed.

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Lefèvre-Utile / Gaufrettes Vanille. ca. 1900

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500

Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 7 x 7 1/8 in./17.8 x 18 cm Imp. F. Champenois, Paris (not shown) This design, using the face of a young woman from one of his Lefevre-Utile posters, was here called into play as a box-top for tins of vanilla wafers embellished with metallic gold ink. For the full poster featuring this charming lady, see the previous two Lots.

Condition Report: A. Framed.

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Moët & Chandon / Champagne White Star.  1899

Estimate: $10,000 - $12,000

Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 8 3/4 x 23 1/2 in./22.2 x 59.7 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 [known as White Star, personified here. Her] 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” (Rennert/Weill, p. 244).

Condition Report: A. Framed.

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Champagne Ruinart. 1896

Estimate: $17,000 - $20,000

Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 23 1/2 x 69 1/2 in./59.6 x 176.6 cm Imp. F. Champenois, Paris In 1729, Nicolas Ruinart decided to start a champagne company, much like that of his uncle’s dear friend Dom Pérignon. It remained a family business out of Reims until it was taken over by the Braon Philippe de Rothschild in 1950, and then again by Moët & Chandon in 1963. It remains one of the largest champagne houses in Europe. In this brilliant design by Mucha, “the lady’s face appears to be in perfect repose, and the hand holding the glass seems steady; but her hair betrays her, scampering off in wild abandon and thus conveying the notion of the effervescent effect of the champagne. Here, the hair actually has the function of subtly conveying a quality of the product, a rather novel use of a physical attribute in advertising in its day” (Rennert/Weill, p. 86).

Condition Report: A-/ Very slight tears at edges & seam.

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Job. 1896

Estimate: $17,000 - $20,000

Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 18 1/8 x 23 in./46 x 58.3 cm Imp. F. Champenois, Paris More than any other work by Mucha, this languid beauty established him as the master of wild hair and the creator of unforgettable popular images. The poster was used for years in many variants all over the world, sometimes with the marginal text in various languages, to promote Job cigarette rolling papers. A classic by any standard.

Condition Report: A. Framed.

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Job. 1898

Estimate: $10,000 - $12,000

Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 38 1/2 x 58 1/4 in./97.7 x 148.2 cm Imp. F. Champenois, Paris "In both of Mucha’s posters for Job cigarette papers ... he gives us women sensually involved in the act of smoking. Here, the figure is full-length, her abandoned hair an echo of the pale fabric volumes of her gown. As she watches the lazy waft of smoke, even her toes curl deliciously in pleasure. The artist’s meticulous craftsmanship can be seen in such details as the gown’s clasp (of Mucha’s own design), and in the way he worked the product name into the background pattern” (Gold, p. 2).

Condition Report: B+/ Partially recreated upper left margin. Framed.

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Flirt. 1900

Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000

Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 10 1/8 x 23 1/4 in./26 x 59 cm Imp. F. Champenois, Paris After the 1900 World’s Fair in Paris, this popular design by Mucha from 1899 was reprinted, noting that the product had won an award at the event. “To bring home the name of the product, Mucha created a discreet flirtation which embodies the 19th-century ideal of a romantic encounter: the girl demure and coy, the gentleman persuasive, the setting a fragrant garden. But he didn’t forget the sponsor: The wrought-iron gate carries the name, and the girl’s dress features a print pattern of the letters L-U, a subtle decorative reminder” (Gold, p. 46).

Condition Report: A. Framed.

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Zdenka Cerny. 1913

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,000

Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 40 1/2 x 43 in./110.5 x 109.2 cm V. Neubert, Smichov/Prague This poster was prepared for Ms. Cerny’s European tour planned for the fall of 1914. When war broke out that spring, the tour was canceled, and the poster was never used. Cerny was the daughter of a Czech-American music teacher who befriended Mucha during the artist’s stay in Chicago. “Mucha worked from a photograph of Zdenka with a cello, but idealized her face by investing it with a spiritual quality, her love of music. He created a unique poster-portrait by adjusting the slant of her head, softening her expression, lightening the hair, lifting the hand turning the sheet music, and elongating the body. Two circles, one with lilies symbolizing Zdenka’s youthful innocence, the other with laurels of her past triumphs, complete the design suffused with warm light” (Mucha/Art Nouveau, p. 180). This is the image-only version, without the lower text panel.

Condition Report: A.

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Cognac Bisquit. 1899

Estimate: $20,000 - $25,000

Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 13 x 27 1/8 in./33 x 69 cm Imp. F. Champenois, Paris Founded by Alexandre Bisquit in 1819, Cognac Bisquit has a long history of excellence, having been noted as a favorite of King George IV and Winston Churchill. Here, Mucha offers us one of his most alluring designs, the curvaceous blond, nestled in the privacy of the lush vines, coyly glancing over her shoulder at us while she takes a sip of the beverage.

Condition Report: A-/ Very slight stains in margins. Framed.

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Reverie. 1897

Estimate: $14,000 - $17,000

Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 19 x 26 1/8 in./48 x 66.4 cm Imp. F. Champenois, Paris For many years, this design was simply known as “Reverie,” the name under which the decorative panel version of the design was widely sold by La Plume without lettering. However, further research appears to establish that its original use was as an in-house poster for a variety of establishments, from printing firms to chocolate manufacturers. Here, however, is the first incarnation of the design, used by F. Champenois to usher in the New Year of 1898.

Condition Report: B/ Slight tears at edges; partially recreated margins. Framed.

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Reverie. ca. 1898

Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000

Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 13 3/4 x 18 3/8 in./35 x 46.6 cm A. Juliot, Reims Printed sometime after the original image in 1897 (see Previous Lot), this is the smaller format version of the design used to promote the Reims printer A. Juliot.

Condition Report: B/ Slight tears & stains. Framed.

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Four Moët & Chandon Menus. 1899

Estimate: $2,000 - $2,500

Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: Each: 5 5/8 x 8 1/2 in./14.2 x 21.3 cm Imp. F. Champenois, Paris “In their relentless pursuit of excellence, Moët and Chandon was among the first business concerns to recognize the genius of Mucha” (Wine Spectator, 68), commissioning him to create a variety of posters for their many champagnes. Here, we are presented with four blank menu cards celebrating the brand, each with their own Art Nouveau muse.

Condition Report: A-/ Slight tears at edges of one menu. In single frame.

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Salon des Cent / XXme Exposition. 1896

Estimate: $14,000 - $17,000

Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 17 1/8 x 25 1/4 in./43.5 x 64 cm Imp. F. Champenois, Paris “This poster is one of the artist’s first works to follow his standard archetype. It advertises the twentieth exhibition of the group of artists who exhibited at the premises of the art journal La Plume. The members were famous Parisian artists: Toulouse-Lautrec, Bonnard, Steinlen, Ensor, Grasset, Rassenfosse, and the American Louis Rhead. Mucha’s ambition was to become a member of the group, and he succeeded with this poster, which attracted the attention of the gallery owner, Léon Deschamps. [He] visited Mucha in his studio while he was designing the poster. Fascinated by what he saw, he persuaded Mucha to print it in this unfinished version, according to the artist. Mucha agreed, and the publisher’s feeling, that this lightly outlined, impressive poster would make Mucha famous, proved to be correct” (Mucha/Art Nouveau, p. 156).

Condition Report: A-/ Minor tears in margins.

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Société Populaire des Beaux-Arts. 1897

Estimate: $5,000 - $6,000

Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 17 3/4 x 24 1/2 in./45 x 62.2 cm Imp. F. Champenois, Paris “This society was founded by a Paris lawyer, Edmond Benoit-Levy, in 1894, with the purpose of popularizing art by holding laterna magica shows – what we would call today a slide presentation ... One of Mucha’s traits was to personify ideas in supernatural beings who interacted with ordinary people. Here ... the lovely female with the flamboyant crown of hair, leaning on a projection machine, symbolized art instruction by means of slides, while the young man in the foreground is a. . . student” (Rennert/Weill, p.116). This is the rare black & white proof of the poster.

Condition Report: A-/ Horizontal fold. Framed.

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Luchon. 1895

Estimate: $2,000 - $2,500

Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 29 7/8 x 31 3/4 in./75.8 x 106 cm Imp. Camis, Paris Mucha failed to sign this railway poster for the prestigious Pyrenees resort, thereby creating a bit of a mystery for this early design. It was later attributed by different authorities to Grasset, even Tamagno; yet, the catalogue of the 1896 Reims poster exhibition credits Mucha correctly, and many decades later a preliminary sketch was found in his estate’s papers. Nevertheless, while he certainly created the man on the horse, the architectural renderings of the spa and casino on the right were most certainly done by a different artist. One of Mucha’s most offbeat and unusual works.

Condition Report: B+/ Unobtrusive folds; slight stains at top edge.

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Lorenzaccio. 1896

Estimate: $5,000 - $6,000

Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 14 1/4 x 38 1/2 in./36.3 x 97.7 cm Imp. F. Champenois, Paris “Lorenzaccio, in Alfred de Musset’s play, is a character based on Lorenzo the Magnificent ... the most powerful member of the Medici family that ruled the medieval city-state of Florence. The conflict of the play derives from Lorenzaccio trying his best to save Florence, which had become rich and prosperous under his rule, from the siege of a greedy conqueror. Mucha shows the siege graphically by means of a serpent menacing the Medici coat of arms, and depicts Lorenzaccio in a contemplative moment, trying to decide what action to take. The play was first performed in 1863, but Sarah Bernhardt had it specially adapted to her purposes, and the new version for which this poster was prepared opened on December 3, 1896” (Lendl/Prague, p. 47). This is the smaller format version.

Condition Report: B+/ Very slight tears at top edge; recreated top margin. Framed.

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Ceske Srdce. 1917

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500

Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 8 7/8 x 16 1/2 in./22.3 x 42 cm Utilizing the tender image from Mucha's Bohemian Heart painting, this certificate was created for the Czech Heart - an charitable organization similar to the Red Cross.

Condition Report: A-/ Slight scuffs. P.

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Slavia. 1935

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,400

Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 10 5/8 x 15 3/4 in./27 x 40 cm Reissuing Mucha's 1907 design in cool sepia tones, this is an official life insurance document (text on verso) benefitting a Mr. Cyril Hodek. The woman in the image is Slavia, the personification of the Slavic people of Eastern Europe, much in the way Uncle Sam is to the United States ... [She] holds a ring in her hand which symbolizes unity . . . and there are two stylized peace doves on the arm rests of the hidden throne she is sitting on; but just in case, she also has a sword in her lap, the message being that the Slav is peaceful by nature but will fight when attacked" (Rennert/Weill, p. 322).

Condition Report: B+/ Horizontal folds. P.

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Loterie Národni Jednoty Pro Jihozápadní Moravu (Lottery of the Union of Southwestern Moravia). 1912

Estimate: $17,000 - $20,000

Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 39 1/4 x 74 3/4 in./99.5 x 190 cm V. Neubert, Smichov (Prague) “A forlorn school girl and the weeping figure of Slavia, symbolizing the mother country, make a heart-rending appeal to the public to buy lottery tickets to support a local school system. One of the major grievances the Slav minorities had under the Austrian regime was the ruthless pressure of the authorities to eradicate the local language and culture. The state provided schools in German only; if the population wanted to have their children taught in their own language, they had to build and run the schools themselves. This lottery was one of the means to obtain such funds” (Rennert/Weill, p. 342). This is the complete poster, rarely seen with the top and bottom text panels.

Condition Report: B+/ Slight tears at edges.

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Casino de Monte Carlo.  1922

Estimate: $2,000 - $2,500

Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 31 1/2 x 46 3/4 in./79.9 x 118.8 cm Imp. Robaudy, Cannes Though the original appearance of this border design dates back to 1897 (see PAI-XXVII, 518), it first shows up in La Plume, “on the title page of the special Mucha edition ... Thereafter, it appears to have lain dormant for a few years until the printer Robaudy of Cannes printed a quantity of the borders and sold them to Imprimerie de Monaco, who in turn used them ... on numerous occasions to advertise various events in Monte Carlo by filling in the appropriate letterprint text" (Rennert/Weill, p. 141).

Condition Report: B/ Slight water stains near edges.

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Théatre de la Renaissance / Les Mauvais Bergers. ca. 1897

Estimate: $1,700 - $2,000

Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 32 1/2 x 46 in./82.5 x 116.7 cm Similar in concept to his designs for the Casino and Opera of Monte Carlo (see previous Lot), only the illustrated margin is in Mucha’s hand. The text would change as new shows came and went; however, in this particular version of the poster, Sarah Bernhardt and Lucien Guitry are promoted in the drama Les Mauvais Bergers (The Bad Shepherds).

Condition Report: B/ Tears at folds & edges.

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Cloches de Noël et de Pâques. 1900

Estimate: $3,500 - $4,000

Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 11 5/8 x 8 1/4 in./29.5 x 21 cm Imp. F. Champenois, Paris Written by Emile Gebhardt, this volume consists of a trio of medieval tales associated with both Christmas and Easter. Mucha created eighty dreamlike illustrations in delicate pastels and metallics for the book, similar in style to illuminated manuscripts of the Medieval era. This is #213 of 252 copies.

Condition Report: Overall excellent condition, with very slight wear to cover & spine.

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Mucha Alfons (Czech 1860-1939)

Estimate: $800 - $1,600

Description: Mucha Alfons (Czech 1860-1939) , vintage poster print,21 x 35.5 in framed: 27.5 x 42 in

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Alphonse Mucha. Documents Decoratifs, plate 29

Estimate: $300 - $500

Description: (Czech, 1860-1939). Color lithograph, sight size:14 1/2 x 8 1/4 in., framed

Condition Report: Toning print and mat

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