13 November 2017,
Price realised CHF 106,250
CHF 45,000 - CHF 65,000
AN ART NOUVEAU GALALITH, ENAMEL AND PEARL PENDENT NECKLACE, BY RENÉ LALIQUE
The oval galalith panel depicting a nymph sitting on a textured gold branch, the surround designed as a golden scrolling tree trunk, applied with green enamel ivy leaves, suspending a pearl, to the green enamel baton-shaped chain, 1899-1901, pendant 11.5 cm, chain 74.0 cm, with French assay marks for gold
Please note that the pearl has not been tested for natural origin.
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Cf. V. Becker, The Jewellery of René Lalique, London, The Goldsmiths' Company, 1987, p. 48, ill. 21 for a similar jewel and p. 180, ill. 203 for the drawing of a similar jewel
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