Rafael Osona's Annual Auction Catalog 2019 2016 - Page 113

404. RENÉ LALIQUE SILVER MOUNTED “MUGUET” VASE, circa 1920, frosted glass molded with lily-of-the-valley, silver collar and foot of geometric design, .950 fine guarantee and Tetard Freres Maker’s mark, “R. Lalique” molded mark under silver foot. Height 6 ¾ in. Diameter 4 ½ in 405. RARE CHRISTOFLE ART DECO SQUIRREL FORM NUT DISH, France, circa 1930’s, cubist silver plated design by Antoinette de Ribes (French 1892-1972) in 1931, inspired by the animal sculptures of Francois Pompon. Height 4 in. Length 4 ½ in. Width 2 ½ in. 406. MURANO MILLEFIORI GLASS BOUDOIR LAMP, globular shade above a gilt brass collar hung with prism pendants on a baluster base, drilled and fitted for electricity. Height 19 in. 407. JULES CHERET (FRENCH 1836-1932) “ALCAZAR D’ÉTÉ/LOUISE BALTHY”, 1893, Chaix, Paris, color lithograph, signed in image, in giltwood frame. 48 in. x 32 in. Louise Bida rd (1865-1925) came to Paris from the Basque region of France, and adopted the stage name Louise Balthy in 1886, when she began to perform at the Alcazar d'Ete. A singer with a strong personality and a unique act of humorous songs, she quickly rose to prominence and earned top billing at all of Paris' major music halls. Her unusual high hairdo, combined with her long nose to make her an irresistible subject for caricaturists and cartoonists. Both Toulouse-Lautrec and Leonetto Cappiello left behind excellent drawings of her. Jules Cheret, who was a poster designer not a portraitist, interprets her appearance only through her black hair, and captures the spirit of the performer, as the movement suggests her eclectic dancing. 408. PAIR OF MINTON PÂTE-SUR-PÂTE PORCELAIN VASES, circa 1912-1950, signed “A (lbion) Birks”. Height 7 ½ in. 110