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    Sale 2121

    RARE JEWELS AND GEMSTONES: THE EYE OF A CONNOISSEUR(CANCEL)

    15 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1104

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

    Estimate

    AN ART NOUVEAU ENAMEL, DIAMOND AND GOLD "SYLPH" DOG COLLAR, BY RENE LALIQUE
    Designed as a winged sylph in high relief, extending pale green, light and dark blue plique-à-jour enamel butterfly wings with gold veining, enhanced by old mine-cut diamonds, with legs metamorphosing into an undulating chased gold and green enamel fish tail, mounted in gold, circa 1900
    Signed Lalique for René Lalique


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    Literature

    Vivienne Becker, The Jewellery of René Lalique, A Goldsmiths' Company Exhibition, 28 May - 24 July 1987, London, page 143, no. 141

    René Lalique, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 23 May - 12 July 1992, exhibition catalogue, page 94, plate 40

    Yvonne Brunhammer and Suzanne Tise, Art Nouveau, Belgium/France, Rice University, Houston, 26 March - 27 June 1976; and The Art Institute of Chicago, 28 August - 31 October 1976, exhibition catalogue, page 256, plate 401


    Exhibited

    René Lalique 1860-1945, Sogo Museum of Art, Yokohama, 26 August - 29 October 2000, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, Tokyo, 11 November 2000 - 4 February 2001, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, 14 February - 15 April 2001, exhibition catalogue, page 63

    René Lalique (1860-1945), The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 23 May - 12 July 1992, exhibition catalogue, no. 40

    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 Art; and The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1985-1986, exhibition catalogue, no. 49, page 69

    The Jewellery of René Lalique, A Goldsmiths' Company Exhibition, 28 May - 24 June 1987, exhibition catalogue, no. 141

    Art Nouveau Belgium/France, Institute for the Arts, Rice University, Houston, 28 August - 31 October 1976; The Art Institute of Chicago, 28 August - 31 October 1976, exhibition catalogue, no. 401