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French Crystal by Baccarat and Lalique

The great French crystal factories of Baccarat (1764) and Saint Louis (1586) were both placed under the protection of his patron saint by Louis XV in the 1760's. Within the next century their cut crystal was among the finest made. The art glass of Galle, Lalique (1909), Daum (1889) added to France's reputation. Lead crystal is made of sand, potash and lead fired at high temperatures, then mouth-blown, molded or machine made. Full lead crystal ("invented" in France in 1781 by Saint Louis) must contain at least 24% lead oxide which gives it brilliance, weight and clarity. Quality is determined by the method (hand or machine), detail of design and finish (cut, etched, engraved). It can be decorated with color by adding oxides or minerals, paint (applied by hand and refired), silk screening (ceramic paint), frost (sandblasting, acid), and hand cutting (vs. molded design). Cutting produces grooves with sharp angles that increase light-reflecting surfaces adding sparkle. Go to: Lalique Crystal, Baccarat Crystal, Daum Crystal, Saint Louis crystal

Lalique Crystal

Since 1921 Lalique has, from its factory in Alsace, France, produced some of the world's finest works of crystal, pieces that resonate both with the contemporary and the traditional eye.

Champs-Elysees Bowl - Clear 0 Clear Merles and Raisins Vase 0 Clear Heart Paperweight 0
Champs-Elysees Bowl - Clear Clear Merles and Raisins Vase Clear Heart Paperweight
The spectacular rows of trees lining the Champs-Elysees, "the most beautiful avenue in the world," inspired the design of the finely engraved crystal leaves that adorn this bowl, a reinterpretation of an iconic Lalique design from 1950. Blackbirds with finely chiseled plumage indulge in an abundance of sweet grapes while the vines create an exceptional rhythm throughout a perfectly balanced composition. Handcrafted vase made of lead crystal. Approx. 5.4"D x 8.7"T. Made in France. Paperweight made of crystal. Approximately 4.5'W x 2"D x 0.75"T. Made in France.

 

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Lalique Vibration Box Small Sitting Tiger - Gold Luster Limited Edition Small Sitting Tiger, Pink
Since 1921 Lalique has, from its factory in Alsace, France, produced some of the world's finest works of crystal, pieces that resonate both with the contemporary and the traditional eye. Vibration is a crystal collection whose parallel folding and unfolding lines recall the ancient art of origami and the simplicity of calligraphy. The tiger is described as brave, impulsive, solitary, proud, and haughty. Imposing and majestic, it has the power and grace of the great felines The tiger is described as brave, impulsive, solitary, proud, and haughty. Imposing and majestic, it has the power and grace of the great felines

 

Lalique Fighting Fish Sculpture
Lalique Limited Edition Crystal Greyhound Amber Figurine Fighting Fish Sculpture Lalique Limited Edition Crystal Kitten Figure
From the Egypt of the Pharaohs to the present day, greyhounds have regularly appeared in the history of art. The Lalique greyhound pays homage to this noble animal, with the velvety touch of satin crystal evoking the soft coat of this loyal companion The Lalique Fighting Fish is sculpted through highlights of crystal, playing on reflections and transparencies. Native to Southeast Asia, these warlike fish can engage in lethal battles of violent beauty. Its plentiful fins undulate and intertwine like colored veils in a spectacular aquatic ballet. The Fighting Fish sculpture is crafted in a rich amber hue with a hand-applied gold enamel Mischievous and playful, the Crystal Kitten Figure Collection from Lalique features satin finished crystal that evokes the softness of the kitten's coat.

 

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Anemone Figure, Red Lalique Classic Fish
Originally designed by Rene Lalique in 1931. Accent piece represents purity and innocence. Crystal. Approximately 2.25"Dia. Originally designed by Rene Lalique in 1913, this colorful little creature is playful and charming, a whimsical accent for the desk or a shelf. 1.7"H x 2"L x 1.1"W. Crystal. Made in France

 

Lalique Classic Fish Lalique Classic Fish Lalique Classic Fish
Originally designed by Rene Lalique in 1913, this colorful little creature is playful and charming, a whimsical accent for the desk or a shelf. Originally designed by Rene Lalique in 1913, this colorful little creature is playful and charming, a whimsical accent for the desk or a shelf. Originally designed by Rene Lalique in 1913, this colorful little creature is playful and charming, a whimsical accent for the desk or a shelf. 1.7"H x 2"L x 1.1"W. Crystal

 

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Champs-Elysees Bowl - Gold Lustre Gray Greyhound Sculpture Lalique Pivoines Large Vase
The spectacular rows of trees lining the Champs-Elysees, "the most beautiful avenue in the world," inspired the design of the finely engraved crystal leaves that adorn this bowl, a reinterpretation of an iconic Lalique design from 1950. Hand sculpted of lead crystal and gold lustre. Hand wash. Approximately 18"W x 7.5"D x 7.5"T. From the Egypt of the Pharaohs to the present day, greyhounds have appeared regularly in the history of art, from paintings to tapestries, statues, dishes and many noble coats of arms. The Lalique greyhound pays homage to this racy, slender dog, with a long muzzle, thin legs, a slender and muscular body, bred for racing. Alliance of brute strength and delicacy, juxtaposition of square shape to the curved lines of the sculpted motifs, the Pivoines vase embodies a contrast of mineral strength and floral romanticism. Dimensions: 8.23"D x 13.66"H


"Shivers" Crystal Owl Figure 0 Merles and Raisins Vase, Green 0 Golden Anemone Sculpture 0
"Shivers" Crystal Owl Figure Merles and Raisins Vase, Green Golden Anemone Sculpture
The gift of wisdom from Lalique. 24% lead crystal owl figure is handcrafted in France. 2.8"W x 3.3"T. In 1928, René Lalique designed the Merles & Raisins decorative panels, originally created in pressed glass on a silver background and adorned the Cuban mahogany woodwork of the legendary orient express. Today, the Lalique studio reinterprets this emblematic creation, in new expressions through vases and a bowl. The precious cultural heritage of the house thus comes to life in very contemporary shapes Handcrafted sculpture. Scaled-down interpretation of Rene Lalique's original anemone flower object. Lead crystal. Hand wash. Approximately 2.25"Dia.

Baccarat Crystal

Founded in 1764, Baccarat is renowned the world over for its magnificent and innovative works of crystal. Baccarat has become a national symbol of France's art de vivre, and the company's heritage of excellence in design is matched only by its continuing efforts to cultivate creativity in the next generation of great artists. The Baccarat collection is full of timeless masterpieces, from jewelry to sculptures for the home, which translate beautifully in any language.

Black Lucky Butterfly Baccarat Lucky Butterfly, Gold Pink Butterfly 0
Black Lucky Butterfly Lucky Butterfly, Gold Pink Butterfly
Handcrafted butterfly made of lead crystal. Hand painted details. Approx. 3.1"W x 2.6"T. A lucky charm for collectors, the Baccarat butterfly with its golden wings lights up any room with a delicate presence expressing energy and lightness. Decorative accent is made of lead crystal. Approx. 3.3"W x 2.5"T. Crystal butterfly decorative accent Approx. 2.5”Dia. 

 

Blue Eye Small Rectangular Vase 0 Harcourt Baluster Vase 0 Louxor Black Crystal Vase 0
Blue Eye Small Rectangular Vase Harcourt Baluster Vase Louxor Black Crystal Vase
Handcrafted vase. 5.875"T. Crystal. Handcrafted vase features architectural style with its cut facets and octagonal shape. Made of lead crystal with hand painted 20-karat yellow gold. Approx. 12.62"T. Inspired by Ancient Egypt and its architecture, the Louxor vase created by Thomas Bastide transforms each bouquet into an exceptional composition. With its diamond cuts and vertical lines, Louxor offers the magic effect of infinite pyramids of light. Handcrafted of crystal. Approx. 5.3750"W x 9"T

 

Minimals Owl Baccarat Be@rbrick Figurine Be@rbrick Figurine 0
Minimals Owl Be@rbrick Figurine Be@rbrick Figurine
Figurine is shaped like an owl from the Minimals Collection. Made of full-lead crystal. Handcrafted in France. Sophisticated, seductive and bold, "Reflections" engage in a subtle play of contrasts. The iconic Be@rbrick is taking on new adventures in the luxury world with this ultra-elegant version in black crystal. Approx. 2.5"L x 1.87"W x 5.6"T. Be@rbrick Baccarat is the fetching outcome of a collaboration between the legendary French crystal purveyor and a Japanese toy brand. The teddy bear has been interpreted by street artists and fashion designers alike, but this version manages to be as elevated as it is adorable. Kawaii invading planet Baccarat! Be@rbrick Baccarat is the love child born from a daring collaboration with the Japanese brand Medicom Toy. Reinterpreted by many contemporary artists, street artists and fashion designers, the iconic art toy in the form of a bear slips on its crystal costume for new adventures in the luxury world. Handcrafted figurine made of lead crystal. Approx. 1.9"W x 2.6"L x 5.6"T.

 

Silver Lucky Butterfly Baccarat White Lucky Butterfly Crystal Objet
Silver Lucky Butterfly Baccarat Lucky Colored Butterfly White Lucky Butterfly Crystal Objet
Handcrafted butterfly figurine. Made of lead crystal. Hand painted. 3.1"W x 2.6"T. Whether as a place setting, a gift or a decorative item, the charming crystal lucky butterfly emanates a sweet touch of happiness and hope. Lucky butterfly is handmade of full-lead crystal. Approx. 3.4"W x 2.5"T.

 

Image 3 of 3: Harcourt Cafe Set Baccarat Zoo Frog by Jaime Hayon Baccarat Duck Jewelry Box by Jaime Hayon
Harcourt Cafe Set Zoo Frog by Jaime Hayon Duck Jewelry Box by Jaime Hayon
Set includes two glasses and one tray. Made of lead crystal. Hand wash. Made in France. Handcrafted figurine is made of lead crystal with porcelain base. Hand painted 20-karat yellow gold. Numbered product with signatures of Jaime Hayon and Lladré. Approx. 5"D x 7.9"T. Handcrafted lead crystal jewelry box with porcelain base. Numbered with signatures of Jaime Hayon and Lladré. Hand painted 20-karat yellow gold. Approx. 4"L x 3.2"W x 4.3"T.

 

Harcourt Flutissimo Vase Large Red Harcourt Balustre Vase Louxor Round Vase
Harcourt Flutissimo Vase Large Red Harcourt Balustre Vase Louxor Round Vase
The Harcourt Flute is transformed into a spectacular flutissimo vase. A surprising and offbeat creation for majestic and bubbling floral arrangements. With its white marble leg and XL facets capturing the radiance of light, the Harcourt flutissimo vase showcases the perfection of the Harcourt lines Crystal vase. 12.625"T. Hand wash. Made in France. Handcrafted vase made of lead crystal. 5.3"Dia. x 9"T.

 

Turquoise Lucky Butterfly Faunacrystopolis Bird Votive 0 Baccarat Faunacrystopolis Cat Maneki Neko by Jaime Hayon
Turquoise Lucky Butterfly Faunacrystopolis Bird Votive Faunacrystopolis Cat Maneki Neko by Jaime Hayon
Crystal butterfly. Designed by Evelyne Julienne. 3.125"L x 2.5"T. Made in France. Handcrafted lead crystal votive features diamond shaped eyes. Hand painted 20-karat yellow gold. Approx. 3.5"L x 3.7"W x 3.2"T. A traditional Japanese talisman, Maneki-Neko is the "cat who invites" and brings fortune. Revisited by Jaime Hayon, the little feline is adorned with gold and original patterns. Handcrafted of lead crystal. Approx. 2.13"L x 2.2"W x 4"T.

 

Luxor Black Catch All Box 1 Harcourt Medium Vase Red Bloom
Luxor Black Catch All Box Harcourt Medium Vase Red Bloom
Handcrafted decorative box perfect for holding keys, jewelry, or on your desk Made of crystal Approx. 6.75"L x 5.4"W x 2.4"T Glorifying the effects of refracted light for 170 years, the iconic Harcourt line embodies not just stemware but a whole family of artifacts with a radiant destiny. Vase is made of lead crystal. Approx. 9"T. Wipe with soft cloth. Handcrafted in France. Designed by Jan Tesar, the Bloom collection is a colorful bouquet of 5-petal flowers. Decorative accent is made of lead crystal. Approx. 3.3"W x 2.3"T. Wipe with soft cloth. Handcrafted in France.

 

Minimals Tiger 0 Faunacrystopolis Blue Bird by Jaime Hayon Bloom 20K Gold Crystal Decor
Minimals Tiger Faunacrystopolis Blue Bird by Jaime Hayon Bloom 20K Gold Crystal Decor
Tiger cub figurine is handcrafted of crystal. Approx. 2.8"L x 3"T The blue bird perfectly embodies the creative talent of Jaime Hayon. A mixture of poetry, vision and precise work on the material. Handcrafted of lead crystal. Approx. 3.5"L x 2.8"W x 4.5"T. A new decorative collection designed by Jan Tesar, the Bloom collection is a colorful bouquet of five-petal flowers. Handcrafted flower décor of lead crystal. Approx. 3.5"T.

 

Bloom Metallic Peony Crystal Decor Heritage Rouge 540 Scented Candle 0 Origami Crane
Bloom Metallic Peony Crystal Decor Heritage Rouge 540 Scented Candle Origami Crane
A new decorative collection designed by Jan Tesar, the Bloom collection is a colorful bouquet of five-petal flowers. Handcrafted flower décor of lead crystal. Approx. 3.5"T. Candleholder made of geometrically cut crystal. Scented candle. Scent: top note: blood orange; middle notes: saffron and white oak moss; bottom notes: gray amber and clary sage. Burn time, approximately 40-45 hours. Approximately 4.25"T. Designed by Nicolas Triboulot, Baccarat introduces Origami, inspired by the ancestral art of paper folding of the same name. The most widely known origami model is that of the Japanese paper crane. In crystal, this form is expressed with a medium of lines, exuding a folded appearance that gives life to each animal. Handcrafted lead crystal origami crane figurine. Approx. 4"T.


2.5" Lucky Crystal  Iridescent Butterfly Small Spirale Vase Faunacrystopolis Bird Bud Vase 0
2.5" Lucky Crystal Iridescent Butterfly Small Spirale Vase Faunacrystopolis Bird Bud Vase
Irise (blue/purple/pink/orange) full-lead crystal. Opalescent overtones. 3.375"W x 2.5"T. Designed by Thomas Bastide. Clear- crystal vase. Limited edition. 7.875"T. Made in France. Handcrafted bird vase captivates with its clean lines cut from a single block of lead crystal. Hand painted 20-karat yellow gold eyes and plumage. Approx. 6.3"L x 2"W x 7"T.

Daum Crystal

Glassmaker Jean Daum, the French crystallerie known for exotic colors and sinuous lines, began shaping glass in 1878, creating flowing vessels and figures that symbolized Art Nouveau. Memorable gifts. Each piece is made iconwith finely etched details typical of pâte de verre, in which ground crystal is formed into a paste, placed in a mold, and then fired, an ancient glass paste technique used by the Egyptians to make jewelry and amulets and re-introduced by the House of Daum in the early 20th century. Made in France.

Mini Puppy in Amber Crystal Rock II Vase 0 Daum Amber Lion with Cubs Figurine
Mini Puppy in Amber Crystal Rock II Vase Amber Lion with Cubs Figurine
Handcrafted of hand-engraved crystal. Approx. 1.8"W x 2"L x 1.5"T. Daum further establishes its mark in urban art by collaborating with this major artist. The Manufacturer gave the artist carte blanche, and provided him with a new medium to express his creativity. From a graffiti and a tag, he creates works in crystal imprinted with his colorful art. The famous crystal manufacturer and Jonone decide to combine their art and passion for color, to create exceptional pieces in intense and acidulous colors that play with the reliefs and the reflections of light. This encounter sparks a surprising dialogue between the world of street art and the universe of the Maison Daum. Limited Edition of 99. Handcrafted lion with cubs figurine. Made of lead crystal. Approx. 5.7"L x 3.5"W x 2.5"T.


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Rose Bowl, Pink & Amber Pink Elephant Amber Pink Songe Statue
Handcrafted bowl. Made of crystal. Hand wash. Made in France. Lead-crystal elephant sculpture. Approximately 1.5"T. Female figure statuette is handcrafted of lead crystal. 11.8"L x 4.3"W x 11"T. Made in France.


Butterfly In Blue And Green Figurine 0 Fleur de Paon Vase - Small 0 Spirited Horse Figurine 0
Butterfly In Blue And Green Figurine Fleur de Paon Vase - Small Spirited Horse Figurine
Figurine is handcrafted of crystal. Approx. 2.8"L x 2.3"W x 2.8"T Handcrafted vase made of lead crystal. Approx. 4.7"W x 4.1"D x 7.5"T. Handcrafted horse figurine. Made of lead crystal. 11"W x 5.1"D x 14.6"T.

The Coral Sea collection inspires us on a journey without borders. The infinite beauty of the sea is poetically introduced into our living spaces. Precious coral structures frozen in crystal, and animal species in hypnotizing colors inhabiting the seas of the world, emerge from this underwater garden. The Coral Sea collection inspires us on a journey without borders. The infinite beauty of the sea is poetically introduced into our living spaces. Precious coral structures frozen in crystal, and animal species in hypnotizing colors inhabiting the seas of the world, emerge from this underwater garden. Each piece in this collection is a unique sculpture, bursting with color in freely expressed shapes.

Daum Coral Sea Large Blue Sea Turtle Daum Coral Sea Medium Bowl, Amber/Red Daum Coral Sea Starfish, Amber/Red
Daum Coral Sea Large Blue Sea Turtle Coral Sea Medium Bowl, Amber/Red
Coral Sea Seahorse, Amber/Red
Coral Sea Starfish, Amber/Red
Coral Sea Starfish, Blue
Handcrafted figurine made of lead crystal. Approx. 10"L x 7"W x 5"T. Made in France. Handcrafted decorative bowl is made of lead crystal. From the Coral Sea collection. Approx. 14"W x 9"D x 7"T. Handcrafted decorative accent is made of lead crystal. From the Coral Sea collection. Approx. 4"W x 4"D x 8"T.

 

Daum Coral Sea Large Conch Shell Daum Coral Sea Medium Bowl, Blue/Red Daum Coral Sea Seahorse, Blue/Pink
Coral Sea Large Conch Shell Coral Sea Medium Bowl, Blue/Red Coral Sea Seahorse, Blue/Pink
Handcrafted decorative accent is made of lead crystal. From the Coral Sea collection. Approx. 9"W x 6"D x 7"T. Handcrafted decorative bowl is made of lead crystal. From the Coral Sea collection. Approx. 14"W x 9"D x 7"T. Handcrafted figurine is made of lead crystal. From the Coral Sea collection. Approx. 4"W x 6"D x 16"T.


Camelia Small Violet Bowl 0 Butterfly In Blue And Green Figurine 1 Camelia Small Rose Vase 0
Camelia Small Violet Bowl Butterfly In Blue And Green Figurine Camelia Small Rose Vase
Decorative bowl is handcrafted of crystal. Approx. 5.3"L x 5.3"W x 1.8"T Figurine is handcrafted of crystal. Approx. 2.8"L x 2.3"W x 2.8"T Vase is handcrafted of crystal Approx. 4.3"L x 4.3"W x 6.1"T


Camelia Rose Decorative Flower 0 Camelia Violet Perfume Bottle 1 Camelia Small Rose Bowl 0
Camelia Rose Decorative Flower Camelia Violet Perfume Bottle Camelia Small Rose Bowl
Decorative flower object is handcrafted of crystal. Approx. 3.3"L x 2.2"W x 3.1"T Perfume bottle is handcrafted of crystal. Approx. 1.5"L x 1.9"W x 4.4"T Decorative bowl is handcrafted of crystal. Approx. 5.3"L x 5.3"W x 1.8"T

Saint Louis crystal

Made exclusively in France since 1586, Saint Louis crystal vibrates with the immense talent inherited from time-honored techniques and the creativity of contemporary designers. Every day, Saint Louis signs crystal creations crafted by master glass blowers and hand cutters considered the best in France and possessing irreplaceable skills enriched generation after generation. Saint Louis continues to forge the very essence of its identity with rigorous attention to excellence. In 2018, a rebellious breeze has wafted over the noble chapters of its history. Royal is giving itself over to a deconstructed and creative choreography. New objects spring forth: lamps, boxes, vases... Once again, the realm of the possible extends.

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