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René Lalique “Deux Faisans” Glass Brooch


The design for this subtle René Lalique brooch, aptly named "Deux Faisans" or "Two Pheasants," is composed of glass and silver dates from as early as 1911, after Lalique’s takeover of a glass factory near Paris in 1908-1909. The translucent white pressed and molded glass depicting the pair of pheasants is set against a reflective silver ground, creating an ethereal glow to illuminate the sensitive composition.

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Item #: YBO-19091
Artist: René Lalique, Paris
Country: France
Circa: 1911-1937
Size: 1” length, 3.50” width 
Materials: Molded glass; Silver
Signed: “Lalique”
Literature: Brooch pictured in René Lalique maitre-verrier 1860-1945, by Felix Marchilhack, Les editions de l’amateur, 1989, p. 549, plate 1391

Around 1910, having proven beyond all doubt that craftsmanship and design could create jewelry more valuable than precious stones, René Lalique began to turn his entire attention to glass. This jewel’s design dates from the early days of that new experimental period.