Lot 199René Lalique Art Nouveau Gold, Carved Horn, Enamel and Moonstone Necklace, France
18 kt., the oversized carved horn plaques of varying graduated size, depicting pairs of horned beetles in battle, grasping round moonstones, with gilded enamel-lined ground, supported by a black, dark and light green enamel necklace spaced by round moonstones, signed Lalique, with maker's mark and French assay mark, circa 1904, ap. 92.7 dwts. gross. Length 16 1/2 inches.
Similar example: René Lalique, Schmuck und Objets d'art, 1890-1910, by Sigrid Barten, p. 247.
C Property from an Important Jewel Collector
Sold for $252,000
Some discoloration to gilded edges.
Moonstones: milky gray with strong adularescence, translucent, good polish.
Enamel in overall good condition.
Width of necklace 2 3/8 to 1 1/2 inches.
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