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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

Gilded silver

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
Weight 34.30 Grams

Delightful Japonisme inspired buckle.
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.

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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