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    Sale 2121

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

    15 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1076

    AN ART NOUVEAU HORN AND GOLD "CHESTNUT" HAIR COMB, BY RENE LALIQUE

    Estimate

    AN ART NOUVEAU HORN AND GOLD "CHESTNUT" HAIR COMB, BY RENE LALIQUE
    The carved horn panel depicting a hazel leaf, centering upon two chestnuts with textured gold sculptural leaves and stem, to the horn comb, circa 1900, 6¼ x 3¾ ins.
    Signed Lalique for René Lalique


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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this property formerly belonged to Nina Alexandrovna Konchine and was sold in Paris in 1988.


    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, exhibition catalogue, page 97; The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 21 May - 12 July 1992, exhibition catalogue, no. 20


    Post Lot Text

    In the late nineteenth century, there was a trend toward seasonal jewelry. Lalique handled the seasons deftly: lillies of the valley for May, wisteria for spring, a winter landscape for December and chestnuts for the first hint of autumn.