Bronze of René Lalique, 1910
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Théodore Rivière (French, 1857 – 1912)
A fine, patinated bronze portrait of René Lalique, showing the maître verrier standing in contemplative pose. Inscribed ‘à mon ami Lalique’, and signed ‘Théodore Rivière’ in the bronze. Mounted on a circular hardwood plinth. French, circa 1910.
Height including base: 16 inches (41 cm).
René Lalique is portrayed here at about 50 years of age, around the time of his transition from designing and creating jewellery for his elite clientele, to developing the commercial glass manufacturing for which he is revered today.
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