• Sale 10052

    Lalique: An Important Private Collection

    30 April 2014, London, King Street

  • Lot 25

    CLUNY VASE, NO. 961

    Price Realised  

    CLUNY VASE, NO. 961
    designed 1925, smoky, with patinated bronze handles modelled as serpents and hair supporting the masks, engraved R. Lalique France 10.3/8 in. (26.4 cm.) high


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    This rare Cluny vase is one of only two vases by René Lalique to incorporate bronze handles. In the Senlis vase (lot 84) the handles are modelled as branches with foliage. By contrast in the current lot the arrangement is more complex with the bronze of the hair both framing and supporting the Medusa masks, before rising as serpents which threaten to bite the top rim.