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    Sale 2121

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

    15 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1107

    AN ART NOUVEAU HORN AND GOLD "REVELER" UMBRELLA HANDLE, BY RENE LALIQUE

    Estimate

    AN ART NOUVEAU HORN AND GOLD "REVELER" UMBRELLA HANDLE, BY RENE LALIQUE
    Designed as a openwork carved horn handle of organic design, centering upon four entwined and sinuous gold figures, circa 1900, 4¼ x 2½ ins.
    Signed Lalique for René Lalique


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    Literature

    Judith Price, Masterpieces of Twentieth Century French Jewelry from American Collections, Running Press, Philadelphia, 2006, page 33


    Exhibited

    Art Nouveau Belgium/France, Institute of the Arts, Rice University, Houston and The Art Institute of Chicago, 28 August - 31 October 1976, exhibition catalogue, no. 407


    Post Lot Text

    A similiar umbrella handle from the Gulbenkian Museum is illustrated in the exhibition catalogue titled René Lalique, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, 22 October 1991 - 8 March 1992, no. 183