Sotheby's Australia

The Hans & Gertrud Mueller Collection of Lalique Glass

AU0821A | 21 March 2018 | Sydney | 6 pm

A Rene Lalique 'Aras' vase, designed 1924. Estimate $15,000-20,000
A rare Rene Lalique 'Bacchantes' vase, designed 1927. Estimate $25,000-35,000
A Rene Lalique 'Bacchantes' vase, designed 1927. Estimate $12,000-15,000
A Rene Lalique 'Oran' vase, designed 1927. Estimate $30,000-40,000
A Rene Lalique 'Suzanne' statuette, designed 1925. Estimate $15,000-20,000
A Rene Lalique 'Suzanne' statuette, designed 1925. Estimate $20,000-30,000
A Rene Lalique 'Marguerites' vase, designed 1923. Estimate $6,000-8,000
Sale Number: AU0821A

The Hans & Gertrud Mueller Collection of Lalique Glass

The digital version of The Hans & Gertrud Mueller Collection of Lalique Glass catalogue is available to view.

AUCTION

21 MARCH 2018  |  6 PM AEDT
InterContinental Sydney
117 Macquarie Street
SYDNEY

 

EXHIBITION

SYDNEY
15-21 MARCH 2018 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEDT
30 & 34 Queen Street
WOOLLAHRA

This March Sotheby’s Australia will hold an exceptional sale of René Lalique glass from the private collection of the late Mr Hans Mueller & Mrs Gertrud Mueller.  The most important collection of Lalique glass ever offered in Australia, the Mueller Collection consists of over 130 pieces of coloured glass from the early 20th century.

René Lalique’s name is synonymous with the Art Deco period.  His statuettes, ornaments, figurines, vases, jewellery and architectural adornments encapsulate the art of living and are internationally renowned and appreciated by galleries, museums and collectors throughout the world.

With World War II looming, Hans Mueller was forced to flee Austria for China with 20,000 other emigrants.  Through the war years, he lived in Shanghai as a refugee in poverty, during which time met his future wife Gertrud.  Arriving in Sydney, Hans had no money and no contacts.  With a wife to support, he by chance went into the menswear business, opening his first store in 1948.  By 1981, through determination and hard work, he had amassed a chain of stores, and bought out the long established Lowes brand, further expanding his retail menswear empire.

 
CONTACT INFORMATION +

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Guy Cairnduff

Guy Cairnduff

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Geoffrey Smith

Geoffrey Smith

Chairman

Australian & International Art
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Ann Roberts

Ann Roberts

Consultant Specialist, Asian Art

Arts & Design
Melbourne
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Anthony Hurl

Anthony Hurl

Consultant Specialist

Arts & Design
Adelaide
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Brett Ballard

Brett Ballard

Senior Specialist

Australian & International Art
Sydney
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E: Brett Ballard

Fiona Hayward

Fiona Hayward

Senior Specialist

Australian & International Art
Melbourne
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E: Fiona Hayward
        

Olivia Jia

Administrator

Arts & Design
Melbourne
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EXHIBITION TIMES +

EXHIBITION

SYDNEY | 30 QUEEN STREET, WOOLLAHRA

THU. 15 MAR 18 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEDT
FRI. 16 MAR 18 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEDT
SAT. 17 MAR 18 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEDT
SUN. 18 MAR 18 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEDT
MON. 19 MAR 18 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEDT
TUE. 20 MAR 18 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEDT
WED. 21 MAR 18 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEDT