19 octobre 2017

A. Aardewerk Dutch Silver and Antique Jewels at TEFAF New York Fall 2017

René Lalique (Ay 1860-1945 Paris), Pendant, Paris 1901. Gold, enamel and pearls. Height of pendant 6 cm. Signed 'Lalique' and stamped with maker’s mark. © A. Aardewerk Dutch Silver and Antique Jewels The beautiful plique-à-jour enamelled leaves of this pendant “sorbus suecica" or Swedish Whitebeam curl around the pearl berries and the mauve enameled twigs. The original gold chain also has dark mauve enameled links. This elegant pendant was made by René Lalique, the leading innovator on French... [Lire la suite]

20 septembre 2017

An Art Nouveau enamel band ring, by René Lalique

Lot 5. An Art Nouveau enamel band ring, by René Lalique. Estimate CHF 3,500 - CHF 5,000 (USD 3,660 - USD 5,228). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The gold band chased with flowerheads within a foliate surround, applied throughout with multicoloured enamel, circa 1900, ring size 4 ¼, mounted in gold, in René Lalique case. Signed Lalique. Note: Cf. S. Barten, René Lalique: Schmuck und Objets d’Art, 1890-1910, Munich, Prestal-Verlag, 1977, p. 460, ill. 1307 for a similar ring ... [Lire la suite]
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20 septembre 2017

An Art Nouveau enamel and diamond bracelet, by René Lalique

Lot 4. An Art Nouveau enamel and diamond bracelet, by René Lalique. Estimate CHF 25,000 - CHF 35,000 (USD 26,140 - USD 36,596). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The three articulated curved panels in black enamel, applied with green and yellow wood anemones and diamond accents, 1902-1904, 16.0 cm, with French assay marks for gold. Signed Lalique, with maker's mark for René Lalique Note: Cf. M. Rivière, 'Le Bracelet revient à la Mode', Femina, 1904, p. 261 for the illustration of a similar... [Lire la suite]
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20 septembre 2017

An Art Nouveau enamel and pearl lavallière necklace, by René Lalique

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.... [Lire la suite]
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16 septembre 2017

Exhibition features wide range of Art Deco works by French master René Lalique

René Lalique, designer, Lalique et Cie, manufacturer: Oiseau de feu (Firebird). Illuminated Surtout de table (Table decoration): Bronze base, colorless glass; mold-pressed, acid-etched intaglio design. Designed 1922. Courtesy the Corning Museum of Glass. NORFOLK, VA.- The Chrysler Museum of Art showcases one of the most talented and influential French designers of the 20th century, René Lalique, in its new exhibition René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass. This comprehensive look at the Lalique’s career... [Lire la suite]
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10 septembre 2017

Christie's presents Beyond Boundaries - Magnificent Jewels from a European Collection - From Art Nouveau to Art Déco

An Art Nouveau ‘wasp’ pendant necklace, by René Lalique. Estimate: SFr.80,000-120,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 New York/Geneva/Paris – As announced at the end of July, Christie’s has been entrusted with the sale of masterworks from an important European private collection, Beyond Boundaries: Avant-Garde Masterworks from a European Collection which will be offered throughout the second half of 2017 in New York, Geneva and Paris. This ground-breaking collection was assembled by a couple with a keen eye for... [Lire la suite]

15 août 2017

Sparkling gems, luxurious materials, and superb craftsmanship on view at the Joslyn Art Museum

OMAHA, NE.- Throughout history, jewelry has served both functional and decorative purposes, reflecting not only the patron’s particular values and interests, but also the social, political, and economic circumstances of the time and place of its creation. In France, Paris has long been considered a center of innovation in fashion, the visual arts, and jewelry production. Bijoux Parisiens charts the course of jewelry design in France over four centuries, tracking the country’s evolving jewelry aesthetic as it responded to... [Lire la suite]
13 juillet 2017

An enamel, diamond, aquamarine and 18K gold dragonfly pendant, by René Lalique, circa 1900

Lot 357. An enamel, diamond, aquamarine and 18K gold dragonfly pendant, by René Lalique, circa 1902-1903. Estimation : 70 000 € / 100 000 € © Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo en or jaune, verre moulé et émaux translucides. Deux libellules dialoguant, serrant entre leurs pattes une aigue-marine taillée en poire. Leur corps est en verre moulé, les pattes soulignées d'émail bleu foncé, leurs ailes en émaux translucides dans un camaïeu de vert et de bleu, terminées de petits diamants. Elles sont suspendues à des... [Lire la suite]
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03 juillet 2017

Wartski at Masterpiece London 2017

An enamel and gem-set Neo-Egyptian brooch by Gustave Baugrand. Wartski, Stand C1 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD centred with an oval rock crystal panel applied with an enamelled portrait of the Egyptian goddess Isis, her head-dress and twin necklaces lavishly set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds, the border similarly decorated and set with three carved emerald scarabs. René Lalique. A gold, enamel and glass necklace in the Egyptian taste. Paris, c.1905. Wartski, Stand C1 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD ... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2017

18 Karat Gold, Molded Glass and Enamel Necklace, René Lalique

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... [Lire la suite]
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