Design uses double addorsed peacocks on either side of ornamental tree of life; profile sections in graphite also shown at right and below, and detail of peacock profile head at center right.


  • Title: Design for a Belt Buckle with Peacock Motif
  • Creator: Eugène Samuel Grasset
  • Date Created: 1900
  • Physical Dimensions: w249 x h328 cm
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. Gustav E. Kissel
  • Medium: Brush and gouache, light green watercolor, graphite on buff wove paper
  • Signed: In graphite at lower right: EG (monogram)
  • Provenance: Henri Vever Collection; Pierre Béres, Inc.
  • Paper Support: Buff wove paper
  • Inscribed: Numbered in graphite at upper right: 99; at right of brooch: A/ B and below buckle: AB
  • Exhibitions: Paris, France - Musée du Luxembourg, "Lalique and His Time", March 27 - July 29, 2007. (first venue only)New York, NY - CHNDM. Opening Our Doors: Selections from the Design Resource. June 4 - August 30, 1998.New York, NY - CHM. The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource. March 26, 1991-August 30, 1992.L'Art de Vivre: Decorative Arts and Design in France, 1789-1989, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, March 30 - July 16, 1989.Art Nouveau, Virgnia Museum of Fine Arts, November 22, 1971 - December 26, 1971.Art Nouveau, Syracuse University, School of Art, December 1, 1964 - January 3, 1965.New York, NY - CUM. "Five Centuries of Drawing." The Cooper Union Centennial Exhibition. Selected and arranged by The Cooper Union Museum, organized by The American Federation of Arts. November 11, 1959 - November 11, 1961.The Turn of the Century, Art Institute, Pasadena, California, November 19-December 20, 1953.
  • Dimensions: 32.8 x 24.9 cm (12 15/16 x 9 13/16in.)
  • Bibliography: Charlotte Gere, Victorian Jewelry Design, London: Wm. Kimber & Co., Ltd., l972, p. 169, pl. 84a.Victor Arwas, Berthon and Grasset, London: Academy Editions (Rizzoli), l978, p. 83.Russell Lynnes, More Than Meets the Eye, New York: Cooper-Hewitt Museum, 1981, p. 64"Cooper-Hewitt Collections," Antiques and Auction News, Mount Joy, PA: Joel Sater Publications, Friday, February 14, 1992

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