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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.

Illustrated in our book:
Beatriz Chadour-Sampson & Sonya Newell-Smith, Tadema Gallery London Jewellery from the 1860s to 1960s, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, Stuttgart 2021, p. 50
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