LALIQUE

Lot 34
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6000 - 8000 EUR
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Result : 85 800EUR

LALIQUE

RING "LE BAISER"
Two profiles kissing, one in relief, the other in intaglio. Pressed glass, decorated with enamelled thistles and 18K (750) gold.
Signed, circa 1900-1905
Pb.: 6.35 gr - Td.: 51
A glass and gold ring.
The kiss is a recurring theme in Lalique's work. Particularly personal, the first known piece inspired by it is the brooch "le baiser" which is in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.
Around 1880, Lalique, barely 20 years old, stayed in London. Falling in love with a young woman, he created this brooch to express his sadness when he had to leave her to return to Paris

RENÉ LALIQUE
In 1900, Lalique was 40 years old. His triumph at the World's Fair in Paris was a testament to the magnitude of his genius. Irreversibly, with him, the jewel became a true work of art. At the height of his career and as he became increasingly successful with his extraordinary and unusual ornaments, glass appeared in his work, taking a growing place from the early years of the 20th century. This glass, which was brought to its aesthetic peak by Art Nouveau, became precisely the emblem of progress and modernity and a symbol of transition between two eras. Lalique was fascinated by this material and, as early as 1890, sought to incorporate a model and an additional source of light into its creations, without having recourse to expensive precious stones. Glass gave her the opportunity to do so and thus paved the way for larger scale production. Lalique will then become a glassmaker in an exclusive way, abandoning his initial art.
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