11 novembre 2017

An Art Nouveau enamel and diamond 'Wasp' pendant-brooch, by René Lalique

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Lot 44. An Art Nouveau enamel and diamond 'Wasp' pendant-brooch, by René Lalique. Estimate CHF 60,000 - CHF 80,000 (USD 60,461 - USD 80,615)Price realised CHF 432,500. © Christies Images Ltd 2017

Modelled as five enamelled wasps, with long window enamel wings and diamond accents, to the enamel and gold chain, circa 1906, pendant 9.0 cm, chain 54.0 cm, with French assay marks for gold. Signed Lalique.

Provenance: Michel Perinet

LiteratureY. Brunhammer, René Lalique Bijoux d'exception 1890-1912, Paris, Skira, 2007, p. 210 for the drawing of a similar pendant.

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René Lalique, Study for a pendant and chain, circa 1906-1907 © Collection Lalique S.A.

NoteCf. M-P. Verneuil, 'L'art Décoratif aux Salons', Art et Décoration, 1908, p. 199 for the illustration of a similar model
Cf. S. Barten, René Lalique: Schmuck und Objets d’Art, 1890-1910, Munich, Prestal-Verlag, 1977, p. 436, ill. 1175 for the illustration of a similar jewel

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Art et Décoration, 1908 © Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Christies. Beyond Boundaries: Magnificent Jewels from a European Collection, 13 November 2017, Geneva

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