Mucha "Reverie" Pocketbook
Part of a series of luxurious, handy Flame Tree pocket notebooks. Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the covers are printed on foil in five colors, embossed, then foil stamped. And they're powerfully practical: a pocket at the back for receipts and scraps, two bookmarks and a solid magnetic side flap. This example features Alphonse Mucha's Reverie.
Mucha produced this popular decorative panel in 1897, a variation of an original artwork commissioned by Champenois for a calendar titled ‘Daydream’. Gazing out at the viewer, the young woman sits with an open book on her lap, wearing a flowing dress with voluminous sleeves in the Byzantine style. Such an enchanting illustration epitomizes Le Style Mucha.
4 1/2 inches by 6 inches