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MAURICE-PIERRE-ANDRE DAURAT 1880-1960
'Sauterelles' Art Nouveau Pendant
Gilded silver Turquoise Pearl
Pendant: H: 6 cm (2.36 in)  W: 7 cm (2.76 in) 
Chain: L: 47 cm (18.5 in) 
Marks: Marked verso: M. DAURAT
French, c.1910
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.
Literature: 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
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