Art Nouveau Ring 'Bat Maiden'
Art Nouveau Ring 'Bat Maiden'
Art Nouveau Ring 'Bat Maiden'
Art Nouveau Ring 'Bat Maiden'
Art Nouveau Ring 'Bat Maiden'


Art Nouveau Ring 'Bat Maiden'

c. 1900 France

Offered by Tadema Gallery

£17,000 gbp
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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.
Fitted case, the silk marked:
'I. Lautier, Joaillier - Orfevre, Toulouse'

Very good
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
Height 3.00 cm (1.18 inches)
Weight 11.50g (0.37oz t)
Ring Size
UK: R    US: 8.75    EU: 58.9    Asia: 18
Stock Code
Gold, opal & diamond
The shank with indistinct maker's mark & French eagle
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