• 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 1190

    AN ART NOUVEAU ENAMEL AND DIAMOND DOG COLLAR, BY RENE LALIQUE

    Price Realised  

    AN ART NOUVEAU ENAMEL AND DIAMOND DOG COLLAR, BY RENE LALIQUE
    Designed as a rectangular openwork panel depicting two light blue enamel revelers playing their pipes, with dark blue enamel tree branches and old mine and rose-cut diamond leaves, mounted in 18k gold, circa 1900, with French assay marks and maker's mark
    Signed Lalique for René Lalique


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    Lalique found glass to be a suitable material for creating depth and translucency within his jewelry. Carved in relief, as in this dog collar plaque, glass provided a quiet counterpoint to the enamel and diamonds within each composition.

    Pre-Lot Text

    REVELERS


    Literature

    Penny Proddow and Marion Fasel, Diamonds: A Century of Spectacular Jewels, Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1996, page 29


    Exhibited

    René Lalique 1860-1945, Sogo Museum of Art Yokohama, 26 August-20 October 2000, Tokyo Metropolitain Teien Art Museum, 11 November 2000-4 February 2001, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, 14 February-15 April 2001, catalogue page 80

    The Jewels of Lalique, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, New York, 3 February-12 April 1998, International Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 15 May-16 August 1998, and Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, 13 September 1998-10 January 1999, no. 79

    Vivienne Becker, The Jewellery of René Lalique, A Goldsmiths' Company Exhibition, 28 May-24 July 1987, London, page 143, no. 13

    Art Nouveau Jewelry by René Lalique, Organized and Circulated by the International Exhibitions Foundation, Washington, D.C., The Walters Art Gallery, The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, The Kimbell Art Museum, The Los Angeles County Museum of Fine Art and The Fine Arts Museum of San Franscisco, 1985-1986, catalogue 50, page 23