LALIQUE

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7500 - 10000 EUR
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Result : 46 800EUR

LALIQUE

Brooch with three flowers of Datura
Amethysts, enamel and mother-of-pearl
18K gold (750)
Signed
Size: approx. 6.8 x 5.3 cm - Pb. : 18.1 gr
An amethyst, enamel, mother-of-pearl and gold brooch, signed
Undisputed genius of Art Nouveau,
René Lalique, a true nature lover, flowered the garden of Art History in a special way from the end of the 19th to the beginning of the 20th century. His jewellery creations are those of an innovator inspired by his time and perpetuating the past know-how of a conservative profession.
This bewitching brooch, on which stand three flowers of Datura, also known as "magicians' herb", is a testimony to the technical virtuosity and certain lapidary symbolism of Lalique's creations. Indeed, the artist uses mother-of-pearl in the service of the soft colour of amethysts and uses an opalescent green cloisonné enamel to facilitate the transition from gold to the iridescence of fine stones.
An original and inventive artist, Lalique is also a rebellious and unconventional spirit. Behind the appearance of these white flowers of Datura, there is in fact an eminently toxic plant known as poison. It can be seen as a metaphor for the ambiguous figure of the femme fatale: both sublime and dangerous for those who dare to get too close to it.
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