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MAURICE DAURAT (1880 - 1960)

Art Nouveau Vespa Pendant


MAURICE DAURAT (1880 - 1960)

Art Nouveau Vespa Pendant

Gilded silver, jade, pearl

H  5.10cm (2.01 in)  |  W  6.00cm (2.36 in)

Origin French, c. 1910
Marks M. DAURAT, Eagles head
Case Fitted Case

Bees are a symbol of the Divine Feminine. The portrayal of insects in jewelry goes right back to ancient Egypt when even the humble fly was used as a prestige symbol of honour given by the pharoah to his triumphant generals.

Illustrated in our book:
Beatriz Chadour-Sampson & Sonya Newell-Smith, Tadema Gallery London Jewellery from the 1860s to 1960s, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, Stuttgart 2021, cat. no. 56
cf. Catherine Baumgartner, Maurice Daurat. Orfèvre et sculpteur Art déco, 2009, variant p.34
Alastair Duncan, The Paris Salons 1895-1914, 1994, volume 1: The Designers A-K, variant p. 168
Member of: La Societe des Artistes Francais & La Societe des Artistes Decorateurs

Collections include: Paris, musée des Arts décoratifs; Paris, musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris; Paris, musée d'Orsay; Sèvres, Musée national de céramique; Berlin, Bröhan-Museum, Metropolitan Museum New York

Price Code

Ref No   7715