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The Age of René Lalique in 80 Creations

Published on , by Philippe Dufour
Auction on 22 January 2022 - 14:00 (CET) - 10, quai de l'Essonne - 91100 Corbeil-Essonnes

Success awaited his bottle designed for Coty in 1910 and creations from the 1920s.

René Lalique (1886-1945) for Coty perfumes, L'Idylle or L'Entraînement et le baiser,... The Age of René Lalique in 80 Creations

René Lalique (1886-1945) for Coty perfumes, L'Idylle or L'Entraînement et le baiser, piriform bottle in white molded-pressed glass and the original ochre-brown patina, each side with different decoration, model created in 1910-1911, not used again after 1947, unsigned, h. 9.2 cm/3.6 in.
Result: €31,000

Over 80 of the glassmaker's creations kept by the descendants of a former Lalique craftsman aroused keen interest. Expected to fetch no more than €15,000, this perfume bottle designed for François Coty finally fetched €31,000. Known as L'Idylle (The Idyll) or L'Entraînement et le baiser (The Training and the Kiss), in reference to the decoration of a couple kissing on each side beneath a flowery stopper, it is remarkable for both its delicacy and rarity. Very similar to a model now in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, it was probably produced on an experimental basis, and was one of the few examples distributed. This one is the third complete version that has come up for auction in 25 years.

Lalique's talents as a designer were also celebrated by the €13,640 that went to a set of two white glass panels with a silver background, known as "Merles et raisins" ("Blackbirds and Grapes"), designed in 1928 for the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-lits (52 x 12.5 cm/20.5 x 4.9 in). A year earlier, he created the Stockholm II chandelier, whose central bowl can also form a separate ceiling light (diam. 15 cm/5.9 in). Featuring "wings" (l. 27 cm/10.6 in) that make the object look like a star, it fetched €13,020.

Saturday 22 January 2022 - 14:00 (CET)
10, quai de l'Essonne - 91100 Corbeil-Essonnes
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