Solid results at Christie’s sale of Lalique, South Kensington, London, May 26, 2010

Christie’s held an all Lalique sale at it’s South Kensington location in London on May 26, 2010. The results were solid, with a few exceptional ones. Interest in Lalique seems to be good worldwide, but always a little better in London.

R. Lalique vase 'Perruches', Christie's South Kensington lot 179, May 26, 2010

R. Lalique vase 'Perruches', Christie's South Kensington lot 179, May 26, 2010

The top lots of the sale were three examples of the same vase, Perruches, in three different colors. The blue and the amber examples each sold for £32,450 ($46,598), against identical pre-sale estimates of £15,000 – £20,000, over double the low estimates. The green example brought slightly less at £30,000 ($43,080).

R. Lalique bowl 'Madagascar', Christie's South Kensington, lot 197, May 26, 2010

R. Lalique bowl 'Madagascar', Christie's South Kensington, lot 197, May 26, 2010

Rarer items achieved better results, as would be expected. Lot 197 was a bowl with monkeys, entitled Madagascar. It carried a pre-sale estimate of £5,500 – £6,500 and sold for £13,750 ($19,745), more than twice the low estimate. A rare vase with veiled nudes, entitled Camées, sold for £10,000 ($14,360), against a pre-sale estimate of £7,000 – £9,000.

For the complete results of the sale, click on the following link. Christie’s Lalique results.

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One thought on “Solid results at Christie’s sale of Lalique, South Kensington, London, May 26, 2010

  1. ‘ve alwats loved the Madagascar bowl.
    Prices in Paris seem fairly stable for Lalique so it’s encouraging to see this report.
    Keith

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