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Lot 1191: A SUITE OF ART NOUVEAU DIAMOND, STAR SAPPHIRE AND ENAMEL "THISTLE" JEWELRY, BY RENE LALIQUE

Est: $400,000 USD - $600,000 USDSold:
Christie'sOctober 21, 2009New York, NY, US

Item Overview

Description

A SUITE OF ART NOUVEAU DIAMOND, STAR SAPPHIRE AND ENAMEL "THISTLE" JEWELRY, BY RENE LALIQUE
Comprising a necklace, designed as a latticework of dark blue, lavender and pink textured enamel thisle motifs, enhanced by single and rose-cut diamond leaves and thorns, with geometric dark blue enamel detail, the center plaque and clasp set with an oval star sapphire; a bracelet and brooch en suite, mounted in 18k gold, circa 1900, necklace 14¾ ins., bracelet 6½ ins., with French assay marks and maker's marks, (necklace may also be worn as two bracelets, 7¼ ins. each), in a R. Lalique blue leather fitted case
Each signed Lalique for René Lalique

Exhibited

René Lalique 1860-1945, Sogo Museum of Art Yokohama, 26 August-29 October 2000, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, 11 November 2000-4 February 2001, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, 14 February-15 April 2001, page 113

René Lalique (1860-1945), The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 23 May-12 July 1992, catalogue page 32

The Jewellery of René Lalique, A Goldsmiths' Company Exhibition, 28 May-24 July 1987, catalogue page 90

Literature

Sigrid Barten, René Lalique, Schmuck und Object's d'Art, 1890-1910, Munich, 1977, page 185, nos. 81-84, page 494, no. 1476, 1-3

Auction Details

Rare Jewels and Objets d'Art: A Superb Collection

by
Christie's
October 21, 2009, 12:00 AM EST

20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY, 10020, US