Argy-Rousseau Gabriel, France, pâte de cristal oval pendant with three brown ladybirds, signed “G.A.R.”, art deco, ca. 1930.
Gabriel Argy-Rousseau pendative
H 6 cm W 4.4 cm
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Gabriel Argy-Rousseau (° 1885- † 1953) uses, like Cros, Daum, Walter, Decorchement, the pâte de verre (see Daum Frères) and pâte de cristal (in which at least 27% lead, and brighter than pâte de verre). His works are very elegant and radiate more art nouveau as seen from 1910 onwards. After the first world war his work is more in line with the new French style, art deco. He developed an industrial production but oversaw every aspect of the process. In 1932 the company Moser-Millot closed after which he founded his own studio where he worked independently. He developed new techniques such as the “Pâte de verre émaillée” and the “Pâte de Cristal”. He last exhibited in 1952 and died in 1953. Shown is a beautiful oval neck pendant in translucent pâte de cristal. On a light yellow-brown background, three ladybugs in relief have been applied in a triangular relationship. They have a dark brown body with translucent blades and spots. Geometric lines and a pearl border have been applied to the surface. The pendant is signed in the mold with “G.A.R.”. The brown cord may be original.