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    Sale 12273

    Historical Design

    26 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 59

    RENE LALIQUE 1860-1945

    A RARE 'LUXEMBOURG' VASE NO. 1018, DESIGNED 1929

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    Estimate

    RENE LALIQUE 1860-1945
    A RARE 'LUXEMBOURG' VASE NO. 1018, DESIGNED 1929
    clear, frosted and sepia stained glass
    18 in. (46 cm.) high
    engraved R. Lalique France No. 1018


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    This rare monumental work is the largest Lalique production vase. It is believed to have been executed for exhibition purposes and only two others are currently known to exist.

    Provenance

    Christie's New York, Important Works of Art By René Lalique, 30 November 1995, lot 109;
    Private European Collection.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION


    Literature

    Other examples illustrated:
    René Lalique, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 1992, p. 221;
    F. Marcilhac, René Lalique 1860-1945 Mâitre-Verrier, Paris, 2011, p. 442 , no 1018.