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    Sale 2121

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

    15 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1098

    AN ART NOUVEAU "LA PENSEE" BROOCH, BY RENE LALIQUE

    Estimate

    AN ART NOUVEAU "LA PENSEE" BROOCH, BY RENE LALIQUE
    Designed as a pale blue and gold enamel oval plaque depicting a woman's pensive face, with a white and pink guilloché enamel pansy resting on her forehead, extending gold enamel rays, to the dark blue enamel foliate outer edges, within a rose-cut diamond frame, circa 1900, with French importation mark
    Signed Lalique for René Lalique


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    Literature

    Sigrid Barten, René Lalique, Schmuck und Objets d'art 1890-1910, Prestel-Verlag, Munich, 1977, no. 99


    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 73

    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, exhibition catalogue, no. 40

    Art Nouveau Belgium/France, Institute for the Arts, Rice University, Houston, 26 March - 27 June, 1976, exhibition catalogue, fig. 405