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ARTHUR-EUGENE ARCHAMBAUT

""Le Héron et l’Escargot""
Buckle

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ARTHUR-EUGENE ARCHAMBAUT

""Le Héron et l’Escargot""
Buckle

Vermeil

H  6.50cm (2.56 in)  |  W  4.10cm (1.61 in)

Origin France, 1908
Marks Maker's mark: 'HRI TETERGER FIL.' & ' Eagle's head
Case Fitted Case
Condition Very good
Weight 34.30 Grams

A well documented Art Nouveau buckle illustrating the fable of 'The Heron & the Snail'.
The moral of this fable by La Fontaine is 'would you be strong and great, learn to accommodate'.
Alexander Dumas refers to this fable in The Three Musketeers.
Suitable for wear by either a man or woman.

Literature
Exposition de la Parure Precieuse de la Femme, 1908, The Paris Salons 1895-1914, Jewellery
Volume I: The Designers A-K, Alastair Duncan, 1994, illustrated: p.36

Price Code

Ref No   6800

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