Pendative Gabriel Argy-Rousseau
H 6 cm W 4 cm
Gabriel Argy-Rousseau (1885-1953) was one of the pioneers in the Art Deco period who was engaged in the development of pâte de verre (glass paste) and pâte de cristal, where the glass contains a higher content of lead and therefore more transparent. 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. Presented is a beautiful oval pendative in pâte de cristal. A green flower with a yellow center, hanging from black flower threads with a light blue transition, is embossed on a translucent gray-grained background. Three round holes have been made in the corpus, two at the top and one at the bottom for the cord and brush. At the bottom left it is marked in the mold with G.A.R. The back is polished smooth. Dates from the art deco period around 1925.