Claude Lalanne

'Collerette' Earrings

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October 6, 05:00 PM GMT


6,000 - 8,000 USD

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Claude Lalanne

1925 - 2019

'Collerette' Earrings

circa 1980, signed C. Lalanne, Artcurial, and edition 27/50 (on the reverse of each)

pair of gilded bronze earrings in original Artcurial box

2 3⁄16 by 1⅞ in.; 5.5 by 4.4 cm.

Acquired directly from the artist via Editions Artcurial, Paris

Louisa Guinness Gallery, London

Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2013

Madeleine Chapsal, Claude Lalanne: Bijoux, Sacs-Bijoux et la Montre-Oignon, Artcurial, Paris, 1996, 'Les Boucles d’Oreilles'

These gentle leaves and hanging seeds come from Claude Lalanne’s collaboration with Artcurial, a collection of editions based on individual leaves, flowers, and seeds to decorate the body. The Metropolitan Museum of Art owns a similar pair of 'Collerette' Earrings once in the collection of New York City fashion icon Nan Kempner (MMA 2006.420.184a, b).