Claude Lalanne

'Groseilles' (Gooseberry) Earrings

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October 6, 04:49 PM GMT


4,000 - 6,000 USD

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Claude Lalanne

1924 - 2019

'Groseilles' (Gooseberry) Earrings

circa 1984, signed C. Lalanne, numbered 18/250 with maker's mark stamp Artcurial

gilt bronze clip earrings with gooseberries dangling from a leaf

Length: 2.5 in.; 6.5 cm.

Leaves: 1⅛ by 1 in.; 3 by 2.6 cm

Louisa Guinness Gallery, London

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Madeleine Chapsal, Claude Lalanne: Bijoux, Sacs-Bijoux et La Montre-Oignon, Artcurial, Paris, 1996, 'Groseilles'

Knokke-Heist, Christian Fayt Art Gallery, Les Lalanne, 1984, n. 27 for related example

In the 1970s, Artcurial commissioned Claude Lalanne to produce editions of jewelry, much of which was made in vermeil. These delightfully dangly ‘Groseilles’ (Gooseberry) Earrings represent Lalanne’s fascination with and respect for each individual leaf that a plant might produce as well as her skill in designing, casting, and making in gilt bronze.