Description

    Crystal, Sterling Silver Jewelry, Lalique
    The lot includes two bracelets and a pair of earrings featuring crystal, set in sterling silver, all marked Lalique. Gross weight 31.40 grams.
    Length of Bracelets: 8 inches
    Earring Dimensions: 5/8 inch x 5/8 inch
    *Note: earrings are designed for pierced ears.


    Condition Report*:

    Designer: Lalique
    Overall Condition: Good


    Lalique: Rene Lalique (1860-1945) began his career as a freelance jewelry designer for acclaimed houses Cartier and Boucheron. In 1885, he opened his own workshop where he produced spectacular sculptural pieces through the use of unique materials such as glass, horn, enamel and gold. His designs seamlessly wove fantasy and nature together. The theory of metamorphosis and its affect on the female figure created some of the most dramatic imagery known to jewelry, let alone art. Lalique is indisputably the master of Art Nouveau jewelry design. Actress Sarah Bernhardt brought Lalique great fame by promoting his designs, which she boldly wore on-stage and at public events. Under the patronage of oil magnate Calouste Gulbenkian, Lalique created 145 commissioned pieces that make up the leading exhibition at the Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon, Portugal.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2014
    5th-12th Tuesday-Tuesday
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