Claude Lalanne

'Groseilles' (Gooseberry) Necklace

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October 6, 04:48 PM GMT


15,000 - 20,000 USD

Lot Details


Claude Lalanne

1924 - 2019

'Groseilles' (Gooseberry) Necklace

circa 1984, signed CL, Artcurial and numbered 164/250 with the publisher’s mark

gilt bronze necklace with Artcurial certificate in original box, dated 18 December 1989, Paris

Choker diameter ranges: 4¼ to 4¾ in.; 10.8 to 12 cm.

Berries hang: 3 in.; 7.5 cm.

Louisa Guinness Gallery, London

Acquired from the above in 2010 by the present owner

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

The foremost expression of Claude Lalanne's personal style was decorative flora and fauna. Her inventive and often delicate pieces of jewelry like this ‘Groseilles’ (Gooseberry) Necklace became one of her most prized signature creations. She often molded pieces from twisted flowers, leaves, and branches made of copper and gilt bronze. Her unique style of decorative design resonated with the fashion world, and famous fashion design houses like Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior have collected her works or commissioned her to create the surreal, playful, and mesmerizing pieces that are much sought after today.