Some exceptional results at Christie’s South Kensington Lalique auction, May 22, 2013

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Christie’s South Kensington held a Lalique auction on May 22, 2013, with some rare items selling for very strong prices. Total sales for the 185-lot auction were a very respectable £799,812 ($1,244,307).

Rare R. Lalique car mascot, Comète, Christie's lot #99

Rare R. Lalique car mascot, Comète, Christie’s lot #99

Top lot of the sale was #99, a very rare car mascot entitled Comète (Comet), No. 1123. It sold for approximately double its low estimate of £35,000, realizing £79,875 ($120,851), including buyer’s premium.

Rare red R. Lalique vase, Hirondelles, Christie's lot #185

Rare red R. Lalique vase, Hirondelles, Christie’s lot #185

Christie’s expected the final lot of the sale to take top honors, but it took second place. Lot #185 was a very rare red Hirondelles (Swallows) vase. It exceeded its high estimate of £50,000 to sell for £73,875 ($111,773).

Rare green cased R. Lalique vase, Gros Scarabées, Christie's lot #181

Rare green cased R. Lalique vase, Gros Scarabées, Christie’s lot #181

Third place went to lot #181, a rare green cased vase entitled Gros Scarabées (Large Scarabs). It easily exceeded its pre-sale estimate of £25,000 – £35,000, to sell for £49,875($75,461). The same model, in a rarer red color, selling as lot #180, sold for less money, £33,750($51,064), because of a condition problem (grinding of the rim exterior).

For the complete results of the sale, click here.

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