Promotional ephemera connected with the l’Exposition Internationale de Paris which happened in 1937.

Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne, Paris, 1937 showing the German (Nazi) pavilion and the Eiffel tower in the background. 1937. Image source lartnouveau.com. In the public domain in its country of origin and other countries where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Paris-1937Expo.jpg
Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne, Paris, 1937. In the public domain due to age. via http://www.paris-unplugged.fr/1937-lexposition-universelle/
Colored sketch of the proposed Soviet pavilion with a statue of Lenin on the top. 1930s. Boris Iofan, architect. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via http://www.expositions-universelles.fr/1937-exposition-internationale-urss.html
 Exposition de 1937, Vue de la Tour Eiffel. 1937. French. Oil on canvas. André Devambez, painter. Signed and dated “André Devambez – Tour Eiffel – 1937.” Collections of the Museum of Fine Arts of Rennes. In the public domain in its country of origin and other countries where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Devambez_-_Exposition_1937.jpg

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Screens that scream Art Déco. Covers up the cinders in the fireplace you forgot about, too. Designed by Paul Fehér who was born in Hungary but worked in Paris and then in the United States.

Screen designed by Fehér for the Rose Ironworks, Cleveland, Ohio. Art Deco. 1920s. Collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Design © Estate of the designer. Image source: Saiko. Cc0 License 3.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Paul_feh%C3%A9r_per_rose_iron_works_inc.,_parafuoco,_1930,_01.jpg
“Muse with Violin ” screen. 1929. French/American. Designed by  Fehér for Rose Iron Works, Cleveland, Ohio. Collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Design © Estate of the designer and Rose Iron Works. Fair use license. via https://www.flickr.com/photos/timevanson/38704109505

One of those bias cut silk frocks and the boat train awaits. More from the 1930 brochure for the French ocean liner”L’Atlantique.” Compagnie de Navigation Sud-Atlantique, publisher. Collection of the Wolfsonian at Florida International University.

“Le promenade vitré.” Page 22. Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via https://digital.wolfsonian.org/WOLF078495/00001/24x?search=Deco
“Salle à manger et salle de jeu des enfants.” Page 25. Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via https://digital.wolfsonian.org/WOLF078495/00001/25x?search=Deco
“La Piscine.” Page 27. Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via https://digital.wolfsonian.org/WOLF078495/00001/27x?search=Deco

Mascots for your Rolls Royce from the olden days of fine motoring. Selections from a current Bonhams catalog for an on line auction that is ending January 21, 2021.

“Basilea” mascot depicting the mythical Queen of Atlantis riding on a dolphin, on a period radiator cap. 1920s. French. Bronze. Image © Bonhams 2001-2021. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26958/lot/2/?category=list&length=12&page=1
Globe carrier mascot modeled as a nickel plated figure holding a glass globe with etched design, mounted with an integral radiator cap. 1920s. Probably French. Image © Bonhams 2001-2021. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26958/lot/11/?category=list&length=12&page=1
Nickel plated “Speed Nymph” mascot with spinning draperies, mounted on a later chrome plated radiator cap (nymph detail). 1920s. L. V. Aronson, maker. Image © Bonhams 2001-2021. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26958/lot/15/?category=list&length=12&page=2
Chrome plated “Hurdle Racing Greyhound” mascot, on a radiator cap. 1930s. Image © Bonhams 2001-2021. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26958/lot/23/?category=list&length=12&page=2

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Arts Déco vases in enamel over copper. All of these designed by Camille Fauré for Limoge.

Vase with raised polychrome enameled geometric decorations on metal. ca. 1925-1935. French. Limoge, maker. Maker’s marks: signed “C. Fauré Limoge” in gold above the stand. Image © 2020 Dorotheum GmbH & Co KG. Fair use license. via https://www.dorotheum.com/en/l/1279027/

Pear-shaped vase copper vase with polychrome and gilt enamel with flaming decoration. Undated. French. Limoge, maker. Maker’s marks: Signed Limoge on the rim. Image © en.expertissim.com. Fair use license. via https://en.expertissim.com/camille-faure-limoges-pear-shaped-enameled-copper-vase-12195842
“Ocean Waves” copper vase decorated with waves of enamel in blue, green, and pink. ca. 1925. Arts Déco. French. Limoge, maker. Maker’s marks: signed “C. Fauré Limoge France.” Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/vases-vessels/vases/ocean-waves-vase-camille-faure/id-f_20637572/

Pochoir prints from “Relais 1930,” a posthumous collection of designs by Édouard Benedictus who lived from 1878 to 1930 and designed textiles and wallpaper. Digital collections of the New York Public Library.

“Benedictis – Relais 9.” Three large flowers with leaves and smaller flowers; on grey field. Image ID#1556176. 1930. French. Pochoir print. Collections of the New York Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-e252-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99#/?rotate=90
“Benedictis – Relais 8.” Stripes, angles, and circles; on light grey field. Image ID#1556175. 1930. French. Pochoir print. Collections of the New York Public Library. In the public domain due to age. viahttps://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-e251-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
“Benedicits – Relais 10.” Circles on blue field, rhomboids; on brown field. Image ID#1556177. 1930. French. Pochoir print. Collections of the New York Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-e253-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99#/?rotate=90
“Benedictis – Relais 11.” Abstract, angled and rounded shapes; on black field. ID #1556178. 1930. French. Pochoir print. Collections of the New York Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-e254-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99#/?rotate=90

A better daydream is only one evening dress away. More from the 1930 brochure for the French ocean liner”L’Atlantique.” Compagnie de Navigation Sud-Atlantique, publisher. Collection of the Wolfsonian at Florida International University.

“Le Salon Ovale.” Page 19. Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via https://digital.wolfsonian.org/WOLF078495/00001/19?search=Deco
“Le Grand Salon Carré des premières classes,” Page 20 .Page one of two. Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via https://digital.wolfsonian.org/WOLF078495/00001/20?search=Deco
“Le Grand Salon Carré des premières classes,” Page 20 .Page two of two. Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via https://digital.wolfsonian.org/WOLF078495/00001/21?search=Deco
“La Chapelle.” Page 22. Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via https://digital.wolfsonian.org/WOLF078495/00001/22?search=Deco

Designs for kiosks from “Kiosques & pavillons urbains destinés à l’Exposition internationale des arts décoratifs modernes, Paris 1925.” How else to know which one to visit first.

‘”Les petits negoces un bureau de tabac.” (Tobacco shop). Page 11. Marcel Chappey, architect. Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via http://wolfsonian.sobeklibrary.com/WOLF069157/00001/11
“Model de Kiosque, Type 1.” Page 13. Louis Penicaut, décorateur. Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via http://wolfsonian.sobeklibrary.com/WOLF069157/00001/13
“Shoeshine, Liqueurs Biere, and Fleurs.” Page 14. Jean Burkhalter, architect. Robert Coquery, décorateur. Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via http://wolfsonian.sobeklibrary.com/WOLF069157/00001/14

Art Déco women frozen for life and never getting to stand up. Figurines for your coffee table done by Ferdinand Preiss of Germany who lived from 1882 to 1943.

“Dreams.” Figure in ivory of a kneeling beauty in a thoughtful, contemplative mood, the surface having excellent hand-carved details. Raised on a green onyx and black marble pyramid base. 1925. Art Déco. German. Ivory, onyx and marble. Maker’s marks: Signed “F Preiss on the back. Image © 2020, Hickmet Fine Arts. Fair use license. via https://hickmet.com/collections/art-deco/products/ferdinand-preiss-dreams-1?mc_cid=1388bf4aac&mc_eid=b7f6cf8664
“Girl on Wall.” Gilt and patinated bronze figure of a girl sitting on an alabaster base. ca. 1925. Art Déco. German. Gilt and patinated bronze and alabaster. Maker’s marks: Foundry mark for Preiss and Kassler. Image © Bonhams 2001-2020. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/16799/lot/183/
Figurine of a woman modeled in ivory with a fawn modeled in patinated bronze sitting on an onyx and black glass base. Undated. Art Déco. German. Ivory, patinated bronze, onyx and black glass. Maker’s marks: Engraved “F. Preiss.” Image © 2020 Auction house Lempertz. Fair use license. via https://www.lempertz.com/en/catalogues/lot/1056-2/1237-a-berlin-cryselephantine-figure-of-a-woman-with-a-fawn.html

More pochoir prints from “Relais 1930,” a posthumous collection of designs by Édouard Benedictus who lived from 1878 to 1930 and designed textiles and wallpaper. Digital collections of the New York Public Library.

Multicolor tulip shapes; on purple field. 1930. Image ID# 1556172. Collections of the New York Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-e24e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
Multicolor rounded and angled shapes; on light grey field. 1930. Image ID# 1556174. Collections of the New York Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-e250-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99#/?rotate=90
Multicolor angled and rounded shapes; on light grey field. 1930. Image ID# 1556171. Collections of the New York Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-e24d-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99#/?rotate=90