Not On Display
About the work
Lalique first made his name as a jeweller, before turning to designing for glass. He worked with a range of metals and coloured stones, treating the whole form as a sculpted work of art, and breaking with the prevailing taste for diamonds in an unobtrusive setting. The orchid was a popular Art Nouveau subject as it naturally combined the exotic with exaggerated curves.
Artist/Maker and role
sterling silver & silver gilt (in grey kid-covered silk & velvet-lined fitted case)
7.4 x 9.5 cm
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia