Pâte de cristal G. Argy-Rousseau
H 5.5 cm
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. A trapezoidal pendant with an embossed decoration of a blue daisy with accentuated pistil and stamens together with a green leaf on a frosted transparent background with numerous white dots. Marked in the mold with “G.A.R.” and can be dated around 1925. Smooth polished back. Original cord and tassel in light green silk.