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

llustrated in our book:
Beatriz Chadour-Sampson & Sonya Newell-Smith, Tadema Gallery London Jewellery from the 1860s to 1960s, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, Stuttgart 2021, cat. no. 6
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

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)7970 343 969

Dealer Location

London UK

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