Frencb but even that is better than a relapse into the old formula, or the profitless reproduction of the bad models Which were the rage some thirty years since. Moreover, " La Maison Moderne "-all praise to it l-has brought within the reach of the public quantities of jewellery Which, Without being masterpieces of conception or execution, are yet thoroughly good Work based on excellent principles of novelty and freshness. They are what may be termed " popular " jewels. THE Works designed by M. Thäodore Lambert, and executed by M. Paul Templier, are of altogether different character. In these days, When excessive complications in jewel-Work are so general and so much esteemed, these rings, nccklaces and plaquer, with their symmetrical linear designs in monochrome or reddish or greenish metal, relieved at times by pearls only, and with their formal ajaurements, will doubtless seem to many pcople too simple or too commonplace. It will be justly urged against them that they are not suüiciently symbolic, that they take no account of the human form. No nymph disports herself amid the fall of the leaves in a lake of enamcl bordered by Water-lilies and iris blooms ; no serpent no devil-flsh Winds about in spasmodic contortions: yet these are charming works of art, beautifully and harmoniously designed, and with lines balanced to perfection. They are, in fact, jewels meant to be worn, bgfaux de fville, Which, while attracting no special notice, form neverthcless most exquisite objects of female adornment. M. RENE FOY is a strange artist, rather restless, never altogether satisfied with himself, and haunted by a perpetual desire for some- thing novel. Is he completely hirnself, that Which he Wishes or strives to be P This is the question those Who have closely watched his career are asking themselves. For my part, I know some delight- ful things of his, extraordinarily delicate and graceful; but I also remember some of his Work in Which his exaggerations are such that onc despairs of understanding his meaning. Unless I greatly mistake him, he wants the jewel to express more than it is possible for the jewel to express, and therefore is continually restless in his attempts to achieve the unachievable. He loses himself in a maze of " refinements " Which, in my opinion, are outside the limits of the art he practises. He has created lovely things, things so novel as to bc almost too novel, but I do not think he has said his final Word yet. He is a young man who may have many surprises in store for us. THE jewels of M. Jules Desbois are works of pure sculpturefw lHis vision, at once broad and delicate, takes the form of beautiful female