An archive of Art Deco perfume bottle and soap box designs.
[France, between 1925 and 1930]. Archive comprising 39 works in watercolour and gouache, ranging in size from 268 x 348 mm to 127 x 167 mm, all laid on original cardboard sheets, some with original glassine, a selection numbered verso.
A striking collection of commercial artworks produced by the artist and graphic designer René Pichon and his Parisian studio Ateliers de Dessin & Lithographie R. Pichon. The works include a variety of the hallmark themes of the Art Deco period, with designs influenced by Fauvist colour and Cubist composition. Subject matter ranges from the figurative, including flora, fauna, and Classical mythology, to abstract geometric motifs.