Auction 165A

Lalique Only

08. November 2022 at 3:00 PM CEST


This time, the auction 'Lalique only' on November 08 keeps on hand a special piece of contemporary history from the Pavillon Lalique of 1925.

In 1925 the 'Exposition internationale des Arts Décoratifs et industriels modernes' opened its doors in Paris. It’s this exhibition that gave the ‚Art Deco‘ epoch its name. The Pavillon Lalique was one of the most popular visitor attractions. René Lalique wowed all the critics with the magnificent design of the dining room installed there. The flanks of the room were adorned with two imposing console tables made of solid marble, decorated with a delicate vine frieze. We have the pleasure to offer you one of these two pieces in the upcoming auction. The motif of the vine tendrils can also be found on the two electrified candlesticks 'Trois branches raisins'. A design from 1924, which was also used in the decor of the dining room in question.

Wings spread, the swallows glide down to the stylized nest on the decoration of the rare ‚Hirondelles‘ ceiling light. A wonderful example that demonstrates René Lalique's outstanding powers of observation of nature.

The beautiful selection of bowls and plates takes the viewer into fabulous underwater worlds. Whether fish and aquatic plants, as represented in the 'Poissons', 'Roscoff' and 'Actinia' decors, or fantastic nymphs - Lalique's sources of inspiration seem inexhaustible and have not lost their appeal to this day.

Be enchanted by the works during our preview from 03 to 07 November.

The Art Nouveau/Art Deco auctions ended very satisfactorily on Wednesday.

Right at the beginning, the two main lots of the Lalique glass collection, again presented in a separate catalogue, prevailed. One of two consoles in carved snow-white marble that René Lalique had made for the Exposition des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels in Paris in 1925, easily confirmed its estimate at EUR 30,000 (lot 19). The two electrified candelabra 'Trois Branches Raisins' - the same model that was also used in the Pavillon Lalique - were also hotly contested and were bid up from EUR 15,000 to 26,000 on two telephones and by numerous participants via the internet platforms (lot 18). Both lots will go into a French collection.