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PACO DURRIO (1868 - 1940)

Leda and the Swan Reversible Symbolist Pendant


PACO DURRIO (1868 - 1940)

Leda and the Swan Reversible Symbolist Pendant

Silver bas-relief

H  3.60cm (1.42 in)  |  W  2.90cm (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.

llustrated in our book:
Beatriz Chadour-Sampson & Sonya Newell-Smith, Tadema Gallery London Jewellery from the 1860s to 1960s, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, Stuttgart 2021, p. 202
Francisco Durrio (1868-1940): in the footprints of Gauguin: Bilboko Arte Ederren Museoa - Museum of Fine Arts of Bilbao, June 3-September 15, 2013 another example shown.
Chadour-Sampson, Beatriz. Rings of the 20th and 21st Centuries: The Alice and Louis Koch Collection, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, Stuttgart 2019, biography p. 475

Price Code

Ref No   8001