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    Sale 2121

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

    15 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1108

    AN ART NOUVEAU OPAL, ENAMEL AND GOLD "BRYGO" HAT PIN, BY RENE LALIQUE

    Estimate

    AN ART NOUVEAU OPAL, ENAMEL AND GOLD "BRYGO" HAT PIN, BY RENE LALIQUE
    Centering upon a scene of four grayish blue enamel satyrs depicting the myth of 'Hera and Iris Pursued by Silenes', within an 18k gold frame enhanced by a black opal, extending a gold and purple plique-à-jour enamel foliate spray, with dark blue enamel accents, circa 1900, with French assay mark, (pin stem deficient)
    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. 410

    Alastair Duncan, The Paris Salons 1895-1914, Jewellery, Volume II, The Designers from A to K, Antique Collectors' Club, Suffolk, 1994, page 34


    Exhibited

    The Jewels of Lalique, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., 15 May - 16 August 1998; and the Dallas Museum of Art, 13 September 1998 - 10 January 1999, exhibition catalogue, no. 106

    René Lalique 1860-1945, Sogo Museum of Art Yokohama, 26 August 2000 - 29 October 2000; Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, 11 November 2000 - 4 February 2001; National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, 14 February 2001 - 15 April 2001, exhibition catalogue, no. 25

    The Belle Epoque of French Jewellery, 1850-1910, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich, 1 December 1989 - 4 March 1990, exhibition catalogue, page 221, no. 141

    Art Nouveau Jewelry by René Lalique, organized and circulated by the International Exhibitions Foundation, Washington D.C.; The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore; The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; the Kimbell Art Museum, Texas; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, 1985 - 1986, exhibition catalogue, no. 85

    Art Nouveau Belgium/France, Institute for the Arts, Rice University, Houston, 26 March - 27 June 1976, exhibition catalogue, fig. 410


    Post Lot Text

    The mythological scene of 'Hera and Iris Pursued by Silenes' is based upon a red-figure vase in the British Museum made by the Brygos Painter, an ancient Greek Attic red-figure vase painter employed by the workshop of Brygos, Late Archaic period (circa 490 - 470 B.C.).