glass, silver, enamel, gold, and baroque pearl
What I admire about Lalique, aside from his great talent and taste, was his choice of material. A stone being merely “precious” did not necessarily catch this aesthetes eye; the above featured pendant shows Lalique’s able vision to wrought glass into something far more ethereal then it’s base element.
b. 6th April 1860
d. 5th May 1945
As I mentioned in my previous Sarah Bernhardt post , Calouste Gulbenkian (dragonfly pendant fame) was an important patron of Lalique’s art.
From the work collected at his Museo Gulbenkian his affection for Lalique is quite apparent.
cold, enamel, opals, diamond
gold, opals, enamel
I love the sinister quality of this piece, the raptors hidden behind the boughs, ready to rip ones throat , perfect theme for a choker.
Speaking of the lovely and the macabre, Medusa is always a perfect muse.
The serpentine tangle , always enchanting.
gold and enamel
To get a sense of the scale and beauty of the Gulbenkian pieces, check out this short clip, the Centaur shown is stunning.
As there is nothing I enjoy more then drawing, I find it of great interest to ponder the work of a Master .
These sketches allow us a glimpse of Lalique’s magical vision.
Terribly charming the little bumble bees, unfortunately I haven’t any info.
Enchanting as this sketch may be, seeing it in it’s glittery glory is most rewarding.
ivory, horn, gold, topaz
I leave you with these lovely images , I hope your day is as enchanting.