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    Sale 12273

    Historical Design

    26 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 33

    RENE LALIQUE 1960-1945

    'SARAH BERNHARDT', A RARE LARGE PLAQUE, CIRCA 1896

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    Estimate

    RENE LALIQUE 1960-1945
    'SARAH BERNHARDT', A RARE LARGE PLAQUE, CIRCA 1896
    patinated bronze
    18 ½ in. (47 cm.) diameter approx.
    signed in cast RL


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    This is possibly the larger scale version from which the smaller commemorative medallions were worked.

    Provenance

    René Lalique's companion Claudine-Juliette Le Mesnil, thence by descent.


    Literature

    S. Barten, René Lalique Schmuck und Objets D'Art 1890-1910, Passau, 1977, pp. 566-567, no. 1788, pl. 1788, design sketch illustrated;
    W. A. Emboden, Sarah Bernhardt Artist and Icon, Irvine, I992, p. 7, for an example of a similar smaller commemorative medallion.