Pendant

René Lalique (Ay 1860-1945 Paris)

Gold, enamel and pearls Height of pendant 6 cm Signed ´Lalique´ and stamped with maker´s mark Paris 1901

The beautiful plique-á-jour enamelled leaves of this pendant «sorbus suecica" or Swedish Whitebeam curl around the pearl berries and the mauve enameled twigs. The original gold chain also has dark mauve enameled links. This elegant pendant was made by René Lalique, the leading innovator on French Jewellery in the late nineteenth century and one of the driving forces behind the development of Art Nouveau in France. Lalique developed a completely original style, drawing inspiration from both nature and Japanese art. This signed and dated pendant, of which the design drawings are known, is a refined example of his work.

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Provenance
Private collection, The Netherlands
Literature
Dr. Sigrid Barten, René Lalique, Schmuck und Objets d´art 1890-1910, 1989, ill. 644 on p. 320; O. Coutau-Bégarie, René Lalique, dessins originaux, vente de jeudi 20 Octobre 1994, lot 40 on p. 8; Catalogue Uit de kunst, 100 years VHOK, 2011, ill. 108 on p. 152; Catalogue René Lalique, Master of French Art Nouveau and Art Deco, 2013, ill on p. 48
Exhibited
Apeldoorn, Museum Paleis het Loo, 2011; The Hague, Municipal Museum, 2013

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A. Aardewerk Dutch Silver and Antique Jewels

"Jewelry, Gold Boxes and Vertu, Silver"

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