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Maurice Daurat - 'Sauterelles' Art Nouveau Pendant


Maurice Daurat - 'Sauterelles' Art Nouveau Pendant

Gilded silver Turquoise Pearl

W  7.00cm (2.76 in)  |  D  6.00cm (2.36 in)

Origin French, c. 1910
Marks Marked verso: M. DAURAT
Case Fitted Case

An impressive pair of grasshoppers supporting a turquoise matrix cabochon. Powerful Art Nouveau motif used by such designers as Lalique. The grasshopper symbolises a carefree approach to life.
cf. Maurice Daurat. Orfèvre et sculpteur Art déco, 2009, Catherine Baumgartner, illustrated p.38 The Paris Salons 1895-1914, Alastair Duncan 1994, volume 1: The Designers A-K, p. 167- 169.

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   4245