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Popular vases, elegant lighting design, rare decors - the spring auction sets up a wide range for Lalique collectors and glass aficionados
A round dance of girls adorns René Lalique's most famous design for a vase - the 'Bacchantes' model is offered for € 10,000-13,000 as a table light with a bronze base and is available in a scarce, strongly opalescent, version for € 27,000-33,000 as well. Some rare coloured vases can also be found in the auction catalogue, for example the 'Ferrières' model in green for € 4,500 - 5,500.
We are particularly taken with the heralds of spring depicted in the delicate decorations of Lalique's in this offer, which comprises around 100 lots. The 'Lièvres' vase (estimate € 2,400 - 3,000) from 1923 is bustling with activity. In a seemingly endless trail, rabbits jump around on the border of the vase. Birds sit huddled on the delicate branches of the opalescent 'Ceylan' vase (estimate € 4,000 - 5,000). The plump sour cherries on the 'Montmorency' model, which is available for € 3,200 - 3,800, already make you yearn for the warm summer days.
Art Nouveau was at home in many parts of the world. In each place, its manifestations were different. Variations developed over time and local characteristics bled into them. The style of the two decades before and after the turn of the century in 1900 was already globalised, as one would say today. Our Art Nouveau sale offers a wide range of objects that represent this diversity very well. Works from Paris, Nancy, Vienna, Munich, Berlin, Darmstadt, New York, Budapest and Prague, the most important centres of creativity around 1900, are on offer. The interpretations revolve around the topics of nature and man, sometimes in a more stylised manner, sometimes completely naturalistic.
The Czech illustrator Alphonse Mucha experienced the peak of his great career in Paris. It is him that we owe the stylised seductive women in the midst of an idealised nature to. His depiction of the four times of the day, 'Heures du jour', from the year 1899, will be offered individually at an estimated € 2,800 - 3,800 each. From the Hungarian ceramic manufacturer Zsolnay, there is a footed bowl in the shape of a shell, a snake winding itself around the shaft, its tongue darting out over the edge – it is estimated at € 1,500 - 2,000.
Louis C. Tiffany lit up an entire apple tree with his table light 'Apple Blossom' around 1904. This table light is at least as rare as Tiffany's iconic 'Wisteria' and leads the offer with an estimate of € 60,000 – 90,000.
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Our auctions in the first half 2020
26 May Lalique Only - Consignments until 20 March
26/27 May Art Nouveau - Art Deco - Consignments until 20 March
23 June Bauhaus 101 - Consignments until 17 April
24 June Design - Consignments until 17 April
25 June Modern Art - Consignments until 17 April
25 June Objects of Vertu - Consignments until 17 April