River Monster

Alfred Daguet

19.5" diam.


c. 1900


Inventory Number DAA020

Size 19.5" diam.

Material Hammered Copper

Period Art Nouveau

Country of Origin France

Year Made c. 1900

Condition Excellent

This fantastic metal charger features a skillfully rendered fish, wonderfully expressive, with an upturned jaw, revealing sharp, long teeth. His fan-like dorsal fin is splayed in a defensive manner as he swims along, about to devour a mouthful of sinuous seaweed. His wildly gazing eye is enlivened with painted decoration, which is carried through to the roundels encircling the edge of the charger. A superb example of Alfred Daguet's distinctive work, which he fabricated in the studio above Sigfried Bing's Maison de l'Art Nouveau in Paris.

Marks: Engraved artist's monogram AD.

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