Famous but rarely seen. The “Peace” pin, by René Lalique, given by the people of Paris to Edith Woodrow Wilson in 1919, when she accompanied the president to the Paris Peace Conference following World War I. This was her favorite piece and she would...
Lalique introduced horn into the jewelry repertoire. In this tiara, c. 1902, the iridescent horn has different hues, lighter in the center, darker on the sides. The flowers have diamond centers. A gold hinge attaches the tiara to a three-pronged tortoiseshell comb.
Lalique 1900 signed Plaque De Cou: arched plaque w/ a central carved chrysophrase woman's head framed by openwork flowing hair to the entire area, w/fine superimposed diamond & enamel sunflowers; 12 side hooks for choker. Description: christies.com
Hair ornament, Qing Dynasty (19th century), China, composed of gilded silver, silk thread, kingfisher feathers, pearls, glass beads, rubies. Likely once worn by the empress dowager, the effective ruler of China during the later years of the Qing Dynasty. It is an exquisite example of Chinese decoration and the symbolism used to express one's rank.