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~AN ART NOUVEAU HORN, GALALITH AND SAPPHIRE HAIR COMB, BY RENÉ LALIQUE
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~AN ART NOUVEAU HORN, GALALITH AND SAPPHIRE HAIR COMB, BY RENÉ LALIQUE

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~AN ART NOUVEAU HORN, GALALITH AND SAPPHIRE HAIR COMB, BY RENÉ LALIQUE
The carved galalith depicting an open-mouthed mask with dancing nymphs, within a carved horn surround designed as two serpents, enhanced by an oval cabochon sapphire between their mouths, to the horn comb, circa 1900, 5 1/8 x 6 1/2 ins.
Signed R. Lalique
Literature
Cf. S. Barten, René Lalique: Schmuck und Objets d’Art, 1890-1910, Munich, Prestal-Verlag, 1977, p. 178
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