Claude Lalanne

Le Collier Mimosa

Lot Closed

October 6, 04:58 PM GMT


10,000 - 20,000 USD

Lot Details


Claude Lalanne

1925 - 2019

Le Collier Mimosa 

circa 1990, edition 92/250, stamped C. LALANNE, manufacturer's mark ARTCURIAL, with maker's and gold marks

gilt bronze choker in galvanized metal

Diameter: 4¾ to 5 in.; 12 to 12.6 cm.

Height: 7 by 4⅞ in.; 18 by 12.5 cm.

Private Collection, United States

Paris, Christian Dior, Haute Couture, Spring 2017 for a similar work

For her first 2017 spring haute couture show for Christian Dior, designer Maria Grazia Chiuri asked Claude Lalanne to make the jewelry. On ethereal bodies clad in evening dresses of changing colors, the artist laid flowers, brambles, and butterflies. In the same vein as this Le Collier Mimosa necklace and others of her oeuvre, they are miniature sculptures that take inspiration from the Art Nouveau style and from all sources in nature.