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Marcel Bing

Inkwell in the Form of a Butterfly

France, 1905



Enameled bronze.

Marcel Bing was the fourth child of Sigfried/Samuel Bing (1838-1905), the great collector of Japanese art and founder of the gallery L'Art Nouveau Bing located at 22 rue de Provence in Paris. Marcel trained as a jeweler, creating jewelry and vase mounts for the gallery and took over its management upon his father's death in 1905.


- L’art appliqué revue internationale, le style moderne, premier volume, Henri Laurens publisher,
Paris, 1903-1904. Our model reproduced on ill. 6 plate 34.
- Alastair Duncan, The Paris salons 1895-1914, vol. V – objets d’art and metalware, The Antiques collectors’ club, London, 1999. Same model reproduced page 94.

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