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Gabriel Argy-Rousseau "Le Jardin des Hespérides" Pâte de Verre Glass Vase

$45,000

A French Art Nouveau pâte de verre vase, this work by Gabriel Argy-Rousseau is entitled "Le Jardin des Hespérides (Garden of the Hesperides)." The vase depicts a motif of Grecian women animatedly picking the harvest of a lush apple tree. The entire composition is attractively hued, in effusive pinkish-purples and pastel-like reds. The lower portion of the vase is in darker red, resembling a floor, with a Greek key motif.

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Artist: Gabriel Argy-Rousseau
Circa: 1926
Dimensions: 9.5 " height, 6.5" diameter
Materials: Pâte de verre glass
Signed: "G. Argy-Rousseau, France 28557"
Literature: Glass vase pictured in G. Argy-Rousseau: Les Pâtes de Verres, catalogue raisonné, by Janine Bloch-Dermant (Paris: Les Editions de l'Amateur, 1990), pp. 72-73 & 208, cat. no. 26.01; Color picture of glass vase also pictured in G. Argy-Rousseau: Glassware as Art, by Janine Bloch-Dermant, New York, Thames and Hudson, Inc., 1991, pp. 72-73; Gabriel Argy-Rousseau's glass vases also discussed in G. Argy-Rousseau: Glassware as Art, by Janine Bloch-Dermant, New York, Thames and Hudson, Inc., 1991, pp. 35, 41, 66
 

The geometry of the muses in motion on this soft, yet architecturally-orientated, vase wonderfully complements the patterning on the lower half of the piece, making it a fully balanced composition in every sense.

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