F reIz-cb forms in dreamy or voluptuous attitude, sleeping amid the masses of their abundant hair, against a background of gold, or shell, or what- ever the material may be. Any womanly gesture suflices ; and, in truth, what more is needed to make a real work of art in the form of a brooch or a button F No conventional flowers, no complicated interlacements, nothing " decorative " in the bad sense of the word ; yet his Work is powerfully and delicately modern. M. Desbois" jewels are perfect pieces of sculpture. VICTOR PROUVE, the painter, has been influenced in a similar way, but, not being a regular sculptor, he is more complicated without being any more original on that account. Thcre is more 4' composition " in his jewels than in those of M. Desbois, more real, more visible, intention. His Waistbelts, his brooches, ├Ąco, are admirably suited to the purpose for which they are intended, their modclling being full, supple, and keen. The jewels, executed with scrupulous care and irreproachable technique by M. Rivaud, are real Works of art. M. BECKER and M. Paul Richard, who are both working almost exclusively for M. Ferdinand Verger F. V." is the trademark of the Hrm), incline to that type of jewellery which might be termed "sculptured." They are very conscientious artists, but in my opinion, at any rate, the originality there may bc within them has. not yet made itiself fully apparent. M. LOUIS BONNY'S jewels deserve special attention. Like M. Vever, M. Bonny shows a predilection for precious stones, which he has the art of using with rare originality. At the last salon of the Societe des Artistes Frangais he exhibited a series of jewels which attracted much attention, among them-in addition to a beautiful necklace of wild grape in enamel, diamonds, and emerald, in addition to various floral pendants and neck ornaments in enamel and diamonds-a curious diadem, representing cocks in gold and enamel fighting for possession of a superb topaz. This was a real tour dejbrce in the way of execution. Other beautiful things of his I know, particularly his plaque de cou of geraniums, with the leaves in diamonds, the flowers in rubies, the stems and buds in dark green enamel, the whole being at once rich and sober in colouring and most harmoniously and flexibly composed. M. JOE DESCOMPS is a sound artist, whose efforts, laudable as they may be, neverthcless lack boldness. He has imagination enough, but it looks as though he feared to give it rein. With a little less timidity M. Descomps would doubtless produce something more piquant and more fresh.