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By Rosanna Holmes,
12th November 2011 - 11:02
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René Lalique: Designs in Glass, Bonhams, New Bond Street, London, 16th November

 

Exquisite works by one of the finest glassmakers in history go under the hammer at this top sale. 

RenĂ© Lalique designed distinctive opalescent art deco glassware as well as intricate jewellery and architectural glass. Lots include vases, perfume bottles, bowls, car mascots, clocks and lighting - showing off the breadth of his repetoire.

Particularly impressive is the 1922 'Oiseau de Feu' illuminated centrepiece, pictured, expected to realise £36,000-£46,000. This piece features in a new book on the life and work of Lalique by Antiques Roadshow expert Eric Knowles.  

020 7447 7447; bonhams.com