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R.Lalique Sales Records Fall: Lalique Glass Shines At Christies South Kensington Lalique Sale

May 30th, 2011

Rene Lalique Aiicante Vase in Cased Green GlassR. Lalique Glass chalked up another outstanding sales performance on May 26th at the mainstay semi-annual Lalique Sale held at Christies South Kensington in London. The sale has become a focal point for collectors and dealers around the world, and the last several showings have been quite strong, this rendition being no exception.

The sale featured 127 R. Lalique works. 19 of those 127 lots failed to sell, leaving a take-up rate of over 85%, a great result by any measurement. The R. Lalique sales totaled £585,620** including the buyers premium for the 108 sold lots, for an average price per lot of £5,422. Figuring an exchange rate of 1.63 dollars to the British Pound, the sale total was $954,561 and the average price per lot was $8,839.

Rene Lalique Formose Vase in Agate Colored GlassThe sale started out well enough with a good run of Lalique’s Formose Vases comprising 9 of the first 12 lots. Joy McCall, the knowledgable 20th Century Department Head at South Ken had a phone bidder who according to our man in the room bought 8 of those 9 vases! The prices on the 9 Formoses ranged from a low of £2,250 to a high of £12,500, with four of the Formoses making over £10,000. Lot 11, the agate colored Formose Vase (a cased somewhat gray opalescent shown here) was the high Formose seller and almost certainly a world record price for that color of this model vase.

This solid start set the tone for the rest of the session, with colored and other rare vases leading the way, but by no means the only strong sellers.

Rene Lalique Terpsichore Vase in Opalescent GlassHigh selling lot was tie between two vases, Lot 40 a good looking cased green Alicante Vase, and the final Lot 139, the opalescent Terpsichore Vase, both making £39,650. This is likely a world record price for the Terpsichore, this author knowing of no other example of this model having made over $60,000; this one hitting roughly $64,500.

Also breaking the £30,000 level was Lot 22, an amber Serpent Vase which made £34,850, just exceeding the former world record price for an Amber Serpent Vase set last December in New York City by Heritage Auctions of $56,673.

Rene Lalique Gui Vase in Blue GlassSurpassing the £20,000 mark were Lot 138, a frosted Bacchantes Vase on bronze stand which made £22,500 and was arguably the strongest result of the entire sale and at over $38,000 a possible world record price for a frosted Bacchantes Vase. In addition Lot 18 a black Lezards et Bluets Vase made £22,500, and the ever popular art deco frosted with black enamel combination drew £23,750 for Lot 20, the Oranges Vase, and a strong £22,500 for Lot 23, the Tourbillons Vase.

Among strong results of note was £7,500 for Lot 37, the opalescent Danaides Vase, £8,125 for Lot 46 the blue Gui Vase, £5,000 for Lot 78 the Inseparables Clock, and £7,500 for the opalescent Borromee Vase selling as Lot 127.

Also of note was Lot 85, the Armes D’Angleterre Seal that made £8,750 from an Internet bidder, who was up against a young woman in the room. This seldom seen seal graced the pages of the Lalique Auction Listings here at the website for several weeks prior to the sale.

Rene Lalique Serpent Vase in Dark Amber GlassWith the auctioneer taking bids from around the globe including South Africa, Hong Kong, Bahrain and elsewhere (thankfully he didn’t mention Arizona), the depth and expanse of interest left smiles on the faces of the entire Christie’s staff but also left much of the regular crowd in the audience scrambling mainly for plates and bowls.

Price wise, the trend has certainly been the friend of all enthusiasts of the great Lalique as of late, and this sale showcased the across the board strength that has been the hallmark of the market for RLalique for several years now. Further consistent with recent experience, there were not a bunch of lots making runaway prices. Rather, the general tone has been solid and steady strong prices with increases in many items, and high absorption rates for quality items at anything resembling recent market pricing. A word to the wise of course is that the trend is your friend, until it isn’t!

Finally, this R Lalique News would not be complete without recording the several comments from participants concerning the professionalism and competence of the Christies staff. On the phone for inquiries or bidding, in correspondence, or on site at the previews or on sale day, our man at the auction and other daily followers of this website have consistently reported a high quality experience at Christies South Ken.

** All totals, averages, and currency conversions are approximate.

Rene Lalique Seals – Cachets: Lalique Seal Moineau in Color For Sale in Lalique Auction Online

July 17th, 2009

Rene Lalique Seal Moineau, a nice looking colored Lalique Cachet has appeared for sale online at auction with a low starting price and no reserve!

Rene Lalique Seal MoineauA great R Lalique seal, the Moineau Cache is a classic Rene Lalique design. This same Lalique seal was also affixed to a dish and sold as an ashtray, or as it’s called in Lalique’s mother country, a Rene Lalique Cendrier.

The U.S. seller of this great little item (a Michigander no less – see the recent Rene Lalique Car Mascots Post for a Michigander explanation) is a high feedback, 99.5% rated powerseller. He states “THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL PIECE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. NO CHIPS, CRACKS OR SCRATCHES.” He also provides a good number of photos so you can see for yourself. The starting price is $50 and no reserve, which makes this Lalique auction especially attractive for the apparently fresh to market Rene Lalique cachet.

Rene Lalique Seal MoineauHere is a link to a saved/cached image version of the original 360171442480 listing online. You may have to use the zoom function of your browser (or whatever program opens images for you) to get the cached image to expand in the window if it does not appear full size. After clicking on the link to the item, a new window will open with the cached image in it. On a Mac, just click on the image and see if that expands it. If not, press the apple key and click on the cached image in your browser window. On a PC, hold down the alt key while clicking on the cached image.

We’ve also put the seal in our Rene Lalique Auctions Worldwide Section.

And of course, in our Rene Lalique For Sale section here at RLalique.com, you can usually find a great selection of Rene Lalique Cachets-Seals For Sale.

And our usual caution applies: If you are considering bidding on this or any Rene Lalique antique item, check it out thoroughly! Look at everything from the condition to the signature, to the terms and the shipping costs, and the reputation and return policy of the seller. Everything! A little bit of diligence goes a long way toward avoiding regrets.

R Lalique Seal – Figurine Se Balancant – In Original Lalique Place Vendome Box! A Wonderful Item

March 6th, 2009

Rene Lalique Seal Figurine Se BalancantLalique Rare Seal Cachet in Original Lalique Place Vendome Box: Almost too good to be true! The R Lalique Seal Figurine Se Balancant, in the original Rene Lalque box with a 10 Brit pound start price and no reserve! Looks like the real R Lalique deal, subject of course, to proper investigation. Ebay Item Number 260372228486.

Rene Lalique Seal Victoire at Auction on Ebay

February 28th, 2009

Rene Lalique Victoire Seal CachetLalique Victoire Seal on Ebay: A nice little R Lalique Victoire Seal (cachet) by Rene Lalique circa 1920 has appeared on Ebay with only a $40 starting price and no reserve. This small (4 cm) rare seal is not offered at auction too often. The seller has great detailed photos, reasonable shipping charges, and states ” very nice condition”. Signed LALIQUE, there is also an apparent period engraving on the underside. The Ebay Item Number is 400034024506. This is both one of the smallest and one of the rarest of the fabulous seal designs by Rene Lalique. Many owners don’t realize the age of the seal due to the great LALIQUE signature not containing the typical “R” in front. A tiny but wonderful piece of Lalique history, appearing as so often happens, out of the heartland of America with a low starting price and no reserve on Ebay. And if you are interested in collecting R Lalique Seals, keep in mind we currently have a great selection of rare and colored glass Lalique Seals in the For Sale Section here at RLalique.com.

Let’s Seal the Deal: $1 and No Reserve on a Great R Lalique Cachet!!

February 5th, 2009

So, regular readers of our blog know that we sell stuff on Ebay and it always sells!!! Well, always except once (and twice and thrice will surely come down the road no doubt). In January we posted a nice looking R Lalique Alaska Fox Seal/”Cachet” (hat tip to the language of the homeland of the great Rene Lalique), which still has the remnants of a cendrier attached to the bottom of an otherwise original and great looking Alaska. However, at $400 opening bid, it failed to sell. Hmmmmmm. As long as we’re rolling, we decided to bring it back at $1 and No Reserve. Should sell now! Of course, at that price, we cannot be re-writing the post here in the Blog or the Ad on Ebay. Heck, you get what you pay for 🙂 ! The Ebay Item Number is 320338595407.

R Lalique Alaska Seal by Rene LaliqueOur newest R Lalique listing has appeared on Ebay. It’s a highly opalescent Alaska Fox Seal that is making the rounds full circle from it’s birth as a seal, to it’s attachment by Lalique to a dish for sale as a cendrier, to it’s current state, where the dish is almost gone. The seal remains in it’s original state, (save the bit of dish attached) and is circa 1931. The Alaska has a starting price of only $400, well below recent sales prices of these seals, and no reserve. Our Ebay User I.D, is RLaliqueSales. We’ve posted the listing in the RLalique at Auction Section. The previous Ebay item number fo this seal was 320332093484. You can also check out our RLalique.com EbayAbout Me Page (well, About US really)! And finally, a good picture of the three foxes; the cendrier, the seal, and the former cendrier but now a seal, can be seen in our R Lalique Tailor Shop!

The Three Foxes

January 13th, 2009

R Lalique Perfume Bottle FleurettesOur newest R Lalique listing has appeared on Ebay. It’s a highly opalescent Alaska Fox Seal that is making the rounds full circle from it’s birth as a seal, to it’s attachment by Lalique to a dish for sale as a cendrier, to it’s current state, where the dish is almost gone. The seal remains in it’s original state, (save the bit of dish attached) and is circa 1931. The Alaska has a starting price of only $400, well below recent sales prices of these seals, and no reserve. Our Ebay User I.D, is RLaliqueSales. We’ve posted the listing in the RLalique at Auction Section, it’s Ebay Item 320332093484. You can also check out our RLalique.com Ebay About Me Page (well, About US really)! And finally, a good picture of the three foxes; the cendrier, the seal, and the former cendrier but now a seal, can be seen in our R Lalique Tailor Shop!

RLalique.com Ebay Item – Chien R Lalique Dog Seal/Cachet circa 1926

November 22nd, 2008

R Lalique Chien Seal/CachetOur 3rd R Lalique listing has appeared on Ebay. It’s a good R Lalique Chien Dog Seal/Cachet, circa 1926. The seal has a starting price well below half of recent sales prices, and no reserve. Our Ebay User I.D, is RLaliqueSales. We’ve posted the listing in the RLalique at Auction Section, and the Ebay Item Number is 320319695198. Also, here is a link to the Really Big Photo Page, with has a giant photo of the Chien Seal. You can also check out our RLalique.com Ebay About Me Page (well, About US really)! And yes, this post represents “Shameless Self Promotion” of an item owned by us or consigned to us for sale!

What RLalique Is This?

October 25th, 2008

RLalique Seal Or?RLalique Seal Or?A long time collector has had this piece for a long time…makes sense.

The collector bought it as a cachet. Not in the cachet section of any book we’ve seen.

RLalique? A clever ploy?

An un-recorded cachet? A converted stopper? A missing piece to a really big puzzle?

A photoshop photo of nothing created to perplex readers of this blog? And what is with the removable metal thing on the bottom, obviously removed for the upside down photo?

Hmmm. Does anyone have any thoughts on what it is? RLalique Seal Or?RLalique Seal Or?RLalique Seal Or?

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE December 2017:

 

 

This has been resolved!Miro Dena Ambre Nouveau Perfume Bottle Made by H. Saumount GlassworksD'Argelys Amante Perfume Bottle Made by H. Saumount Glassworks

 

 

The perfume bottle for the Miro Dena fragrance Ambre Nouveau and the same bottle for D’Argelys Eau De Cologne and their fragrance Amante have this one side decorated grapes on vines “seal” as their stopper!

D'Argelys Eau De Cologne Perfume Bottle Made by H. Saumount GlassworksThe bottle was made by the H. Saumont Glassworks in the late 1920’s.

October 16th – Almost 100 RLalique Items

September 16th, 2008

Souris Seal by Rene LaliqueAnother good sized offering of RLalique glass has been put on the fall calendar! Kuehnert’s Auction Gallery in Houston has a large group of R Lalique items totaling nearly 100 pieces on the schedule for October 16th. Check it out, and don’t forget to tell them you saw it at RLalique.com! This auction is also listed in the RLalique at Auction Section.

 
 

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