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    Posted 5 years ago

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    just added in my collection last week end, this large majolica ashtray in art nouveau period. signed by BINET and "bx arts"

    i've not found lot of artist called binet, one of them the most interesting was studing in paris art school and i think it could be this one.

    RENE BINET, a french architect who study in paris "beaux arts" he is well know as the architect of the PARIS 1900 world exhibition, architect who designed the main entrance monumental door.

    i think that this majolica is a student work (thats why it is mentionned "bx arts")....

    H 24cm

    i'm probably in the wrong way, but i've really not found any other binet who is in the right period and who was sculptor....

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    1. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 5 years ago
      Georges Binet (Le Havre, France 1865 - Toulon, France 1949)
      Georges Binet was born April 30, 1865 in Le Havre. At a young age he began taking courses at L’huillier, and at the age of eighteen, Binet entered the Beaux-Arts of Paris under the instruction of Raphael Collin and François Cormon. Binet remained in Paris after his studies had concluded. He began having exhibitions at the Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts in 1889 and continued through 1939. In 1906, he exhibited at l’Exposition Coloniale. Binet won a number of awards beginning with a citation in 1899. This was followed by a third class medal in 1904 and a second class medal in 1912. Binet was made a chevalier of the Légion d’honneur in 1937.
      Coud be this one?
      Georges Binet (Le Havre, France 1865 - Toulon, France 1949) Binet became inspired by the Norman impressionists of the mid-19th century following his completion of schooling. He had particular interest in those paintings marked by the atmosphere of the Seine and its estuary. Binet enjoyed the charms of crowds and its colors. He painted beaches and flower and vegetable markets. Binet also enjoyed painting his native Normandy as well as Paris.
    2. paris1925 paris1925, 5 years ago
      hi kivatinitz, thanks for that complete research, but i think the binet you are talking about is a painter.... for me binet is closer to sculptor or medailist ( is that english?)
      and also architect, in the past the "beaux arts" and "architecture" where not separate , and many study common technics. i've seen couple of binet"illustrators and painters"..... i will look on your reference and try to get some of works from georges binet to compare.

      thangs again (where did you get that info?)
    3. solver solver, 5 years ago
      paris1925, I think you are correct and that it is Rene Binet (1826-1911).

      From Roy Young's book catalogue, entry number 11, page 3
      "11. [ART NOUVEAU]
      Binet, Rene.
      Esquisses Decoratives.
      Paris: Librairie Centrale Des
      Beaux-Arts, 1905. First edition. 40 pages in text. ... Binet’s Art Nouveau designs [sic] for a variety of applied arts including ceramics, jewelry, wallpaper,furniture, light fixtures, gardens, ironwork and related decorative art subjects. Binet also designed le Magazines du Printemps in Paris, and the grand entrance for the Exposition Universelle in Paris, 1900. His suggestions for new decorative art designs reflect his Empire roots, but with the contemporary influences of Art Nouveau and the emerging Jugenstil. ..."

      An online version of the book above is available here:

      A short biography, courtesy of amazon:

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      A wonderful piece and great find!
    4. paris1925 paris1925, 5 years ago
      hi solver, you are very good-) so i have an historical piece-) the big entrance curve remind my my ashtray shape.... thats why i supposed it could be binet.....
      well i will take a look on all your precious ducuments.


    5. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 3 years ago
      Not an ashtray but more like a Travelling Card Tray. RER

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