CHARLES BOUTET DE MONVEL Attrib. (1855 - 1913)

'Bat Maiden' Ring


CHARLES BOUTET DE MONVEL Attrib. (1855 - 1913)

'Bat Maiden' Ring

Gold, platinum, opal & diamond

H  3.00cm (1.18 in)

Origin France, c. 1900
Marks The shank with indistinct maker's mark & French eagle
Case Ring Case
Ring Size |UK: R|
Condition Very good
Weight 11.50 Grams

We are happy to size this ring larger or smaller should it be necessary. This will not affect it's value

A superb and iconic Art Nouveau portrayal of a Parisian goddess of the Demi-Monde. She has style roots going back to the Babylonian goddess Ishtar. The very revealing décolleté, flowing hair, bat wings and diamond Aurora head dress suggestively alludes to pagan pleasures and entertainments of the night, the practitioners only heading home with the dawn.
Fitted case, the silk marked:
'I. Lautier, Joaillier - Orfevre, Toulouse'

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. 6
The Paris Salons 1895-1914, Jewellery, The Designers A-K, Alastair Duncan 1994, p. 94-107

Price Code

Ref No   4421