• 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 1094

    **AN ART NOUVEAU HORN AND ENAMEL HAIR COMB, BY RENE LALIQUE

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    **AN ART NOUVEAU HORN AND ENAMEL HAIR COMB, BY RENE LALIQUE
    The carved horn panel depicting a blue and green enameled landscape, of Japanese inspiration, decorated with a yellowish orange enameled sun setting in the distance, circa 1900, 5¼ x 4½ ins.
    Signed Lalique for René Lalique


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    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.


    Literature

    Vivienne Becker, The Jewellery of René Lalique, The Goldsmith's Company, 1987, pages 186

    Yvonne Brunhammer, The Jewels of Lalique, Flammarion, Paris, 1998, page 184

    Maria Teresa Gomes Ferreira, Lalique Bijoux, Musée Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbonne, 1999, page 53, 301

    René Lalique: 1860-1945, APT International Inc., Tokyo, 2000-2001, page 96


    Exhibited

    Art Nouveau Jewelry by René Lalique, Baltimore, The Walters Art Gallery; Richmond, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Fort Worth, Kimbell Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1985, drawing no. 76

    René Lalique, Jewelry Glass, Paris, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, 22 October 1991 - March 1992, no. 200

    René Lalique, Tokyo, The National Museum of Modern Art, 23 May - 12 July 1992, no. 13

    The Jewels of Lalique, New York, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, 3 February - 12 April 1998; Washington D.C., International Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, 15 May - 16 August 1998; Dallas, Dallas Museum of Art, 13 September 1998 - 10 January 1999, no. 49