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MAURICE DAURAT (1880 - 1960)

'Sauterelles' Art Nouveau Pendant


MAURICE DAURAT (1880 - 1960)

'Sauterelles' Art Nouveau Pendant

Gilded silver, turquoise, pearl

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

Origin French, c. 1910
Marks Marked verso: M. DAURAT & lozenge shaped mark MD
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.

Catherine Baumgartner, Maurice Daurat. Orfèvre et sculpteur Art déco, 2009, illustrated p.38
Alastair Duncan, The Paris Salons 1895-1914, 1994, volume 1: The Designers A-K, p. 167- 169.
Member of: La Societe des Artistes Francais & La Societe des Artistes Decorateurs

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