Lark Mason Associates’ has announced that a significant auction of Lalique, Baccarat, and other fine glass is open for bidding through May 20th on www.igavelauctions.com. Estimated to ring up $1.5 million in sales, this single owner sale of 134 lots includes a spectacular array of over 100 Lalique glass vessels. The collector focused on Lalique’s early designs from the first quarter of the 20tth century. Among the offerings are: the Courges Vase (model no. 900) designed in 1914, the Sauterelles Vase (model no. 888) 1912, and the 1919 Perruches Vase (model no. 876).
Rene Lalique started his career as a jeweler and was extremely influential in the emerging Art Nouveau movement, creating jewelry and then later glass, and finally opening a glass production shop in Paris in 1909, which produced the works represented in this auction.
Many of Rene Lalique’s most popular patterns dated to the 1920s. Works from this period include, an amber glass Serpent Vase (model no. 896), a peacock blue Borromée Vase (model no. 1017), an opalescent Bacchantes Vases (model no. 997), an opalescent Oran Vase (model no. 999), an electric blue Penthievre Vase (model no. 1011), and a red Poissons Vase (model no. 925). Many of the items offered have multiple versions in the sale in a wide selection of colors.
Complementing the Lalique pieces are several other masterworks from Daum, Galle, and Baccarat. Among the highlights are a pair of metal and Venini glass turkeys by Toni Zuccheri, an impressive gilt bronze mounted Baccarat glass camel titled, Brule-Parfums 'Le Vaisseau du Desert,’ and Salvador Dali’s pate-de-cristal Velociped Horse designed for Daum.
Highlights from the sale will be on view at Lark Mason Associates’ Manhattan gallery, 227 East 120th Street, from May 20-24, from 10am to 4pm (EST). A selection of works will also be shown at their gallery, New Braunfels, Texas, from May 9-30, Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm (CST) at 210 West Mill Street. For more information, visit iGavelAuctions.com or contact Lark Mason Associates at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212 289-5588 for more information.
About Lark Mason:
With locations in New Braunfels, Texas and New York City, Lark Mason Associates, the eponymous, auction house specializing in Asian, ethnographic, and ancient works of art, was founded by Lark Mason after many years as an expert at Sotheby's New York.
Mason served as a General Appraiser from 1979 until 1985, and as a Senior Vice President and specialist in Chinese art with Sotheby's Chinese Works of Art Department from 1985-2003. From 2000-2003 he concurrently was a Director of Online Auctions for Sothebys.com. He also served as a consulting curator at the Trammel and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas, Texas from 2003-2009. He is an expert in the field of Chinese furniture, having responsibility for this area during his tenure at Sotheby's. As an Asian works of art specialist he has valued and advised many private collectors and institutions.