14 novembre 2017

An Art Nouveau peridot, diamond, enamel and glass pendant necklace, by René Lalique

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Lot 24. An Art Nouveau peridot, diamond, enamel and glass pendant necklace, by René Lalique. Estimate CHF 35,000 - CHF 55,000Price realised CHF 408,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017

The pendant modelled as two diamond-set peacocks facing each other, centering a rectangular cut-cornered peridot, to the enamelled feathers, suspending a briolette-cut green glass detachable pendant, the chain set with two single-cut peridots, 1897-1898, pendant 7.0 cm, chain 62.0 cm, with French assay marks for gold. Signed Lalique.

NoteCf. Art et Décoration, 1908, p. 23 for a similar jewel
Cf. S. Barten, René Lalique: Schmuck und Objets d’Art, 1890-1910, Munich, Prestal-Verlag, 1977, p. 288, ill. 532,1 for a photograph of a similar jewel.

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

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