13 November 2017
AN ART NOUVEAU ENAMEL, CHRYSOPRASE AND PEARL BROOCH, BY RENÉ LALIQUE
Centering the profile of a woman in chrysoprase, with two enamelled poppies on each side, her hair as enamelled peacock feathers, suspending a baroque pearl, 1898-1899, 8.0 cm, with French assay mark for gold
Please note that the pearl has not been tested for natural origin.
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Cf. S. Barten, René Lalique: Schmuck und Objets d’Art, 1890-1910, Munich, Prestal-Verlag, 1977, p. 399, ill. 981 for a photograph of the reverse of this brooch
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