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Lily of the Valley Comb

Lily of the Valley Comb

c. 1900

René Lalique

(French, 1860–1945)

Horn, enamel and gold

Overall: 15.4 x 9.4 x 3 cm (6 1/16 x 3 11/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1981.49

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Lalique valued the use of horn for its transparent qualities and natural color.


This comb was purchased by Cleveland native Jeptha Homer Wade II from Lalique after admiring the designer's work at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, probably for his wife Ellen Garretson Wade. Pearlescent horn forms the leaves of the lily of the valley, out of which the delicate, bell-shaped enamel flowers emerge.

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Decorative Arts
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