The semi-annual special auction 'Lalique only’ on 12 November, will be dedicated to very rare and early designs by René Lalique that rarely find their way onto the market.
The title lot, the Veilleuse 'Veronique' from 1913, belongs to this early period and is estimated at 12,000 to 16,000 EUR. The delicate branches of the summer lilac are entwined on the tiara-like glass top.
A frieze of frog heads and dancing sirens adorn the rare carafe 'Sirènes et Grenouilles' from 1911 (€ 3,000 - 4,000). While the depictions of dancing female figures, such as naiads and bacchantes, reflect the interest in mythological themes of that time and can be found in many designs, the motif of a frog is highly unusual. Therefore, 'Sirènes et Grenouilles’ is definitely one of a kind.
The magical lidded boxes in opalescent glass are also among the rare pieces of the offer. These include the powder case 'Chevalier' for d'Orsay from 1920 (€ 1,200 - 1,600), as well as the lidded box 'Deux sirènes' (€ 1,400 - 2,000), which was created a year later, with an almost identical decor.
In addition to popular and well-known vase designs, such as the decors 'Bacchantes', 'Perruches' and 'Ceylan', lamps are also a part of the auction. Particularly noteworthy is the ceiling lamp 'Feuilles de Charme' (€ 4,000 - 6,000), an elegant piece of lighting design with a construction of two hemispheres and a leaf decoration.
All objects of the special auction 'Lalique only' will be exhibited as part of our preview from the 7th of November until the start of the auction.