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Alcide Roussel A flounce of Alencon lace (1867) First displayed at the Universal Exhibition in Paris. 

Alcide Roussel A flounce of Alencon lace (1867) First displayed at the Universal Exhibition in Paris. 

Rene Lalique Pin Design (c. 1840) 

Rene Lalique Pin Design (c. 1840) 

Rene Lalique La Source Necklace and Pendant (1902) Ivory, enamels, opals, gold (7.9 cm.) Paris, France


“As early as 1895, Lalique incorporated entire human figures into his designs. A partially draped, female figure holding a pitcher, carved of ivory, is surrounded by wisteria vines with the stalks enameled in deep blue, leaves, green, and blossoms, opalescent white. Rounded pale orange Mexican opals are set in the vines above her head on either side and below her feet. The chain is composed of blue enameled elongated links and gold rings. The reverse of the pendant is carefully tooled but is not enameled.”

Rene Lalique La Source Necklace and Pendant (1902) Ivory, enamels, opals, gold (7.9 cm.) Paris, France

“As early as 1895, Lalique incorporated entire human figures into his designs. A partially draped, female figure holding a pitcher, carved of ivory, is surrounded by wisteria vines with the stalks enameled in deep blue, leaves, green, and blossoms, opalescent white. Rounded pale orange Mexican opals are set in the vines above her head on either side and below her feet. The chain is composed of blue enameled elongated links and gold rings. The reverse of the pendant is carefully tooled but is not enameled.”

Rene Lalique Clasp Design (c. early 20th century) 

Rene Lalique Clasp Design (c. early 20th century) 

Exterior of the Cabaret de L’Enfer (Photograph: 1952) 
Click here for a fantastic article about the night clubs of 19th century Paris. 

Exterior of the Cabaret de L’Enfer (Photograph: 1952) 

Click here for a fantastic article about the night clubs of 19th century Paris.