• Rare Jewels and Objets d'Art:  auction at Christies

    Sale 2390

    Rare Jewels and Objets d'Art: A Superb Collection

    21 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1191

    A SUITE OF ART NOUVEAU DIAMOND, STAR SAPPHIRE AND ENAMEL "THISTLE" JEWELRY, BY RENE LALIQUE

    Price Realised  

    A SUITE OF ART NOUVEAU DIAMOND, STAR SAPPHIRE AND ENAMEL "THISTLE" JEWELRY, BY RENE LALIQUE
    Comprising a necklace, designed as a latticework of dark blue, lavender and pink textured enamel thisle motifs, enhanced by single and rose-cut diamond leaves and thorns, with geometric dark blue enamel detail, the center plaque and clasp set with an oval star sapphire; a bracelet and brooch en suite, mounted in 18k gold, circa 1900, necklace 14¾ ins., bracelet 6½ ins., with French assay marks and maker's marks, (necklace may also be worn as two bracelets, 7¼ ins. each), in a R. Lalique blue leather fitted case
    Each signed Lalique for René Lalique


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    Literature

    Sigrid Barten, René Lalique, Schmuck und Object's d'Art, 1890-1910, Munich, 1977, page 185, nos. 81-84, page 494, no. 1476, 1-3


    Exhibited

    René Lalique 1860-1945, Sogo Museum of Art Yokohama, 26 August-29 October 2000, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, 11 November 2000-4 February 2001, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, 14 February-15 April 2001, page 113

    René Lalique (1860-1945), The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 23 May-12 July 1992, catalogue page 32

    The Jewellery of René Lalique, A Goldsmiths' Company Exhibition, 28 May-24 July 1987, catalogue page 90