* An Unusual Art Nouveau Gilt Invitation Plaque, René Lalique, Circa 1905, depicting a woman in profile, her hair decorated with a crown of leaves and berries, the base inscribed "Invitation à l'Exposition de R Lalique 24 Place Vendôme", marked "RL" in the hair, the plaque measuring approximately 67.50 mm wide.
Exhibition History: "The Jewels of Lalique", New York, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, 3 February-12 April 1998; Washington D.C., International Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, 15 May-16 August 1998; Dallas, Dallas Museum of Art, 13 September 1998-10 January 1999, no. 231
Provenance: Christie's Magnificent Jewels New York October 15, 2002 Sale 1127 / Lot 394
Estimate $ 10,000-15,000
There are superficial scratches to the surface that are part of the manufacturing and design. Overall condition is very good to excellent.
An Unusual Art Nouveau Gilt Invitation Plaque, René Lalique, Circa 1905,