Flirt Cabochon Necklace
1"x2" rectangle pendant with cabochon & 24" rolo oval chain. Chain and pendant are a zinc alloy with an antique copper finish.
*bust is not included but can be purchased - see Venus De Milo in Smidgen of other Bitz collection*
A French Art Nouveau lithograph by Alphonse Mucha. Circa 1899. “Flirt” was one of the brands of biscuits made by the Lefevre-Utile company, which commissioned Mucha for a number of projects over the years. This small poster was meant as a point of sale display. The implication inherent in the name of the biscuit is realized here in the discreet flirtation between a very coy maiden and a handsome gentleman, a scene full of ardent intimacy despite its outward decorum; one of Mucha’s tenderest and most romantic concepts. It is always fun to look for the initials “LU” in Lefèvre-Utile posters: here, we can find them on the girl’s dress in profusion, and the full company name appears in the wrought iron gate behind the couple.