London, South Kensington
9 February 2000
'FRUITS' A GLASS NECKLACE
BY RENÉ LALIQUE, CIRCA 1914
a frosted dark purple glass necklace, with twenty-one beads depicting fruit, on knotted grey silk strand
each bead 0.6in. (1.5cm.) diam.
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C.f. Felix Marcilhac, René Lalique L'Oeuvre de Verre, 1989,
Lalique combined his extraordinary talents as a jeweler and experience as a glassmaker in his jewelry designs.
Please note one bead has been repaired.
Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately