Antique and collectible history / Impressionist Movement

Antique French Silver Japonisme Geisha Locket

The French Fascination For Japanese Culture, Japonisme And The Mysterious Geisha Locket

 The word Japonism (from the French word Japonisme) is the influence of Japanese aesthetics, art, and fashion on Western culture. The term is used particularly to refer to Japanese influence on European art, most notably the Impressionist Movement. In France Japonisme referred to a style of French design found in the fine arts and it was a natural progression that this country's master silversmiths would be inspired by this exotic theme to create the most coveted objet d'art. 
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