Art Nouveau Ring 'Bat Maiden'

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Object Description

A superb and iconic Art Nouveau portrayal of a Parisian goddess of the Demi-Monde. She has style roots going back to the Babylonian goddess Ishtar. The very revealing décolleté, flowing hair, bat wings and diamond Aurora head dress suggestively alludes to pagan pleasures and entertainments of the night, the practitioners only heading home with the dawn.
Ring Size: |UK:R| |US:8.75| |EU:58.9| |Asia:18|
Fitted case, the silk marked:
‘I. Lautier, Joaillier – Orfevre, Toulouse’ The shank with indistinct maker’s mark & French eagle

Object Literature

cf. Kunsthandwerk um 1900, Jugendstil, Art Nouveau, Modern Style, Nieuwe Kunst, catalogue of the Hessischen Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, 1965, catalogue number 143, p. 127.
The Paris Salons1895-1914, Jewellery, The Designers A-K, Alastair Duncan 1994, p. 94-107
The Belle Epoque of French Jewellery, 1850-1910, Thomas Heneage, 1990, p. 238-241

Object Condition

Very Good

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