Lot 2. An Art Nouveau enamel and pearl lavallière necklace, by René Lalique. Estimate CHF 45,000 - CHF 65,000 (USD 47,052 - USD 67,964). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017
Each transparent window enamel terminal applied with blue enamel and gold cornflowers, suspending a baroque pearl, to the fancy-link chain interspersed with two baroque pearls, circa 1899, 140.0 cm, with French assay marks for gold. Signed Lalique
Please note that the pearls have not been tested for natural origin.
Literature: S. Barten, René Lalique: Schmuck und Objets d’Art, 1890-1910, Munich, Prestal-Verlag, 1977, p. 304, ill. 597 for the drawing of this necklace
Christie's. Beyond Boundaries: Magnificent Jewels from a European Collection, 13 November 2017, Geneva