A pair of late 19th century French ivory, enamel and gold  opera glasses, designed by George Le Saché, possibly retailed by Tiffany & Co,
Lot 63Y
A pair of late 19th century French ivory, enamel and gold opera glasses, designed by George Le Saché, possibly retailed by Tiffany & Co,
Sold for £7,500 (US$ 12,598) inc. premium
Lot Details
A pair of late 19th century French ivory, enamel and gold opera glasses,
designed by George Le Saché, possibly retailed by Tiffany & Co,
the carved ivory decorated with foliated motifs and embellished with red, blue and green enamel floral motifs, with foliate scrolls mounts.

Footnotes

  • The current lot was part of the exhibition 'Artistic Luxury: Fabergé, Tiffany, Lalique' held in 2008-2009 first at the Cleveland museum of Art and then at the Fine Art Museum of San Francisco.
    George Le Saché regularly supplied Tiffany & Co with goods. Tiffany & Co opened a store in Paris in 1850 and immediately established relationships with local goldsmiths. The firm retailed a variety of luxury objects produced by local jewellers, including Le Saché, destined to both the French market and the wealthy American visitors, keen on luxurious and opulent objects.
    Literature: S. Harrison, E Ducamp, J Falino, Artistic Luxury: Fabergé, Tiffany, Lalique, Yale university Press, New Haven 2008.
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