PACO DURRIO Also known as FRANCISCO DURRIO DE MADRÓN (1868-1940)

PACO DURRIO 'Leda and the Swan' Reversible Symbolist Pendant

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PACO DURRIO Also known as FRANCISCO DURRIO DE MADRÓN (1868-1940)

PACO DURRIO 'Leda and the Swan' Reversible Symbolist Pendant

Silver bas-relief

H  3.60 cm (1.42 in)  |  W  2.90 cm (1.14 in)

Origin France, c. 1900
Marks Makers mark for Arthus Bertrand & Cie
Case Fitted Case
Condition Very good
Weight 24.00 Grams

Masterful portrayal of Leda & The Swan by the sculptor Paco Durrio. This symbolist pendant shows the God Zeus having transformed himself into a swan in order to seduce the beautiful Queen Leda. The reverse shows a rarely depicted portrayal of Zeus & Leda in human form embracing.
The sculptural front & back of this Paco Durrio pendant exhibit his amazing genius in combining the contrasting bas reliefs into one reversible jewel.

Literature:
Francisco Durrio (1868-1940): in the footprints of Gauguin: Bilboko Arte Ederren Museoa - Museum of Fine Arts of Bilbao, June 3-September 15, 2013 by Francisco Durrio (Book) Francisco Durrio and Julio González: goldsmith at the turn of the century [MNCARS Collections - Reina Sofía National Art Center Museum] by Kosme María de Barañano Letamendía (Book)
In Paris with Paco Durrio by Crisanto de Lasterra (Book)
Catalog of an exhibition of the Durrio collection of works by Paul Gauguin (1848-1903): Ernest Brown & Phillips, the Leicester Galleries ... London, May-June, 1931 by Paul Gauguin (Book)
Paco Durrio by Crisanto de Lasterra (Book)

Price Code

Ref No   8001

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