View 1 of Lot 440. "Iolas" Flatware Service.
View 1 of Lot 440. "Iolas" Flatware Service.
440

Claude Lalanne

"Iolas" Flatware Service

Estimate:

200,000 - 300,000 USD

Property from a Private Collection, Washington, D.C.

Claude Lalanne

Claude Lalanne

"Iolas" Flatware Service

"Iolas" Flatware Service

Estimate:

200,000 - 300,000 USD

Lot sold:

378,000

USD

Property from a Private Collection, Washington, D.C.

Claude Lalanne

"Iolas" Flatware Service


designed circa 1966, executed 1986

number 3 from an edition of 8 plus 4 artist's proofs

comprising 113 pieces, including twelve forks, twelve knives, twelve spoons, twelve "fish" forks, twelve "fish" knives, twelve small knives, twelve dessert forks, twelve dessert knives, twelve demitasse spoons, three serving spoons, one salad fork and one cake knife

together with the original stained mahogany case and original gilt metal key

solid sterling silver, stainless steel knife blades, mahogany box

most pieces impressed Cl. Lalanne with silver hallmarks; the case with a metal plaque incised Service de Table/108+5 pièces/Cl. Lalanne, numbered 3/8 and dated 1986

smallest (demitasse spoon): 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm) long

largest (serving spoon): 14 1/8 in. (36 cm) long

case: 11 5/8 x 24 x 16 3/4 in. (19.5 x 60.9 x 42.5 cm)

Ronald Greenberg Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1986
John Russell, Les Lalannes, Paris, 1975, pp. 46-47 (for pieces from a related flatware series)
Les Lalanne, exh. cat., Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, 1975, pp. 46-47 (for pieces from a related flatware series)
Les Lalanne, exh. cat., Christian Fayt Art Gallery, Paris, 1984, pl. 22 and 23 (for select pieces from the series)
Les Lalannes, exh. cat., Marisa del Re Gallery, New York, 1988, n. p. (for select pieces from the series)
Daniel Marchesseau, Les Lalanne, Paris, 1998, p. 90 (for select pieces from the series)
Reed Krakoff, Ben Brown and Paul Kasmin, Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne, exh. cat., Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York and Ben Brown Fine Arts, London, 2006, pp. 96-97
Daniel Abadie, Lalanne(s), Paris, 2008, pp. 156-157 and 160-163 (for select pieces from the series)
Les Lalanne, exh. cat., Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, 2010, p. 105 (for select pieces from the series)
Paul Kasmin, ed., Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne, Art Work Life, New York 2012, n.p. (for select pieces from the series photographed in the Lalanne studio)
Les Lalanne: Fifty years of work, 1964–2015, exh. cat., Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, 2015, pp. 156 (for a period photograph of select pieces from the series) and 157 (for pieces from the series photographed in the Lalanne studio)
Adrian Dannatt, François-Xavier and Claude Lalanne: In the Domain of Dreams, New York, 2018, pp. 92-93 and 97 (for the above mentioned photographs)
Ronald Greenberg Gallery, François-Xavier Lalanne, September 12-November 1, 1986