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Hair ornament with antennae

This hair ornament with its whimsical character is a unique piece by Lalique. It features the unusual exclusive use of diamonds which were sparingly used by the Art Nouveau jewelers who preferred less precious stones and enamel to provide color and opalescence. From the gold wire headband emerge...

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Marks

Impressed diamond with the initials R and L separated by a sword on the top left arm in front of loop; eagle's head on top of right arm; ER? on top of right arm

Provenance

Dr. Joseph and Ruth Sataloff Collection; Gift to the MFA (Accession Date: March 26, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of the Sataloff and Cluchey Family

Copyright

© 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

French, about 1900

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 8.8 x 12.5 x 7 cm (3 7/16 x 4 15/16 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2008.68

Medium or Technique

Gold, silver, steel, and diamond

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Hair Ornaments