DescriptionCrystal, Sterling Silver Jewelry Suite
The suite includes: a necklace featuring a crystal bird pendant, set in sterling silver, suspended by a sterling silver chain; and earrings featuring crystal birds, set in sterling silver, completed by clips on the reverse. Each piece marked Lalique. Gross weight 36.00 grams.
Length of necklace: 21 inches (adjustable)
Pendant Dimensions: 1-3/4 inches x 1-3/4 inches
Earring Dimensions: 7/8 inch x 7/8 inch
*Note: earrings are designed for non-pierced ears
Overall Condition: Very 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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