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Click image for 800 x 664 size. Philippe WOLFERS. (1858-1929)...

Click image for 800 x 664 size. Philippe WOLFERS. (1858-1929) Belgian jeweler, sculptor and glassware designer. Philippe Wolfers, La Fée au Pavon, c.1901. Project for a lamp. Watercolour, gouache. Scanned from the book “Jugendstil” by Gabriele Fahr-Becker. From the book: “The famous Peacock lamp was a true sensation at the Salon National des Beaux-Arts exposition. It’s a magnificent example of symbolism in Art Nouveau, but at the same time its concept contradicts every law of functionality.
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