Lot 215. 18 Karat Gold, Molded Glass and Enamel Necklace, René Lalique, circa 1900. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.
The baton-shaped links applied with dark green enamel, suspending a pendant in the form of a green molded glass scarab, the legs and wings highlighted in green and blue enamel, the reverse of the pendant detailed to resemble the legs and wings of a scarab, length 20 inches, signed Lalique, with maker's mark; circa 1900.
Literature: A sketch of the pendant is illustrated in René Lalique: Schmuck und Objets d'Art, 1890-1910 by Sigrid Barten, page 309.
Note: For a drawing of a brooch of similar design, see René Lalique: Exceptional Jewelry 1890-1912, edited by Yvonne Brunhammer, page 204.
Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels Including the Legendary Stotesbury Emerald, New York, 25 Apr 2017, 10:00 AM