1st Sep, 2022 13:00

Shape + Colour: 19th & 20th Century Design

Lot 263


also known as 'Reversed Leaves', model no. 1021, designed 1929, engraved 'R. Lalique France' signature, 22.5cm high

Provenance: Purchased by the vendor's parents in the early 1930s from A. & J. Smith Jewellers, 191 Union St., Aberdeen


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Sold for £12,000
Estimated at £6,000 - £10,000

Condition Report

There is a very small nick (3mm x 1mm) and a few further tiny flea bites to the rim exterior; there are a few again very slight nicks/flea bites to the rim interior practically indiscernible to the human eye but can be felt when running a finger around the rim; a very small scratch and some tiny blemishes around the 'collar'; some light surface level scratches to the top; there are some further sporadic and isolated small spots of either rubbing to the finish or where the finish has not been fully or evenly applied to the surface; there are a very few isolated and sporadic possible imperfections from manufacture including an air bubble-type inclusion, a couple of small circular areas to the upper leaves (the larger of which possibly a very small surface abrasion but appears more akin to a 'blister' from production) and a very small irregularity to one of the leaves of the lower section where a small piece of glass is attached to what would otherwise be a natural depression; variations in the surface finish where some areas have been handled more regularly with resultant 'smoother', more 'glassy' look to these areas, typically the most pronounced areas of the leaves of the upper section; some of the leaves displaying some darker patches but again appears to be either from manufacture or a natural development over the years rather than being damage; scratches to base underside as to be expected; quite dusty so would certainly benefit from a careful clean; otherwise no further visible issues, damage or restoration, overall a good example; additional images available

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