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French Crystal by Baccarat, Daum 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.

Purple Pivoines Small Vase Clear Wolf Sculpture Grey Wolf Sculpture
Purple Pivoines Small Vase Clear Wolf Sculpture Grey Wolf Sculpture
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. Symbol of prosperity, beauty and honor, the peony is an emblematic flower, especially in China where it is often depicted. As if carved in the gouge of a rock, garlands of flowers take possession of crystal, like luxuriant nature takes its rightful place over abandoned constructions. Their modeling also evokes the process of Lost Wax sculpture, when the craftsman breaks the plaster mold to reveal the piece. Head raised, the Lalique Wolf howls in the moonlight. Enhanced by the purity of crystal, its satin-finished fur exhibits graphic accents. The wolf has always fascinated mankind. It is very present in mythology, literature, arts but also in fears and imagination. This totem-animal symbolizes instinct, freedom and the importance of the community. The pack is always united to protect each of its members. Handcrafted of lead crystal. Hand painted details. Approx. 9.8"L x 3.15"W x 10.24"T. Head raised, the Lalique Wolf howls in the moonlight. Enhanced by the purity of crystal, its satin-finished fur exhibits graphic accents. The wolf has always fascinated mankind. It is very present in mythology, literature, arts but also in fears and imagination. This totem-animal symbolizes instinct, freedom and the importance of the community. The pack is always united to protect each of its members. Handcrafted of lead crystal. Hand painted details. Approx. 9.8"L x 3.15"W x 10.24"T.

 

Lalique Fighting Fish Sculpture Crystal Gorilla Sculpture/Figurine, Clear Lalique Clear Gold Stamped Fish Figurine
Fighting Fish Sculpture Lalique Crystal Gorilla Sculpture/Figurine, Clear Clear Gold Stamped Fish Figurine
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 crafted in a rich amber hue with a hand-applied gold enamel The Gorilla figure, created of satin-finish crystal, exudes calm strength and power. The original Fish in glass was designed in 1913 by René Lalique and since become an important and iconic piece in the Lalique collection. It is now issued in a wide range of colors including this clear version with unique gold stamping.

 

Fighting Fish Sculpture, Clear Fighting Fish Sculpture, Green Fighting Fish Sculpture, Persopolis Blue
Lalique Fighting Fish Sculpture, Clear Lalique Fighting Fish Sculpture, Green Lalique Fighting Fish Sculpture, Persopolis Blue
The Lalique Fighting Fish is sculpted by highlights of crystal, resulting in an intricate play on reflections and transparencies. Native to Southeast Asia, these warlike fish engage in lethal battles of violent beauty. Plentiful fins undulate and intertwine like colored veils in a spectacular aquatic ballet. The Lalique Fighting Fish is sculpted by highlights of crystal, resulting in an intricate play on reflections and transparencies. Native to Southeast Asia, these warlike fish engage in lethal battles of violent beauty. Plentiful fins undulate and intertwine like colored veils in a spectacular aquatic ballet. The Lalique Fighting Fish is sculpted by highlights of crystal, resulting in an intricate play on reflections and transparencies. Native to Southeast Asia, these warlike fish engage in lethal battles of violent beauty. Plentiful fins undulate and intertwine like colored veils in a spectacular aquatic ballet.

 

Small Shark Sculpture, Persepolis Blue Large Shark Sculpture, Persepolis Blue Fish Sculpture, Persepolis Blue
Lalique Small Shark Sculpture, Persepolis Blue Lalique Large Shark Sculpture, Persepolis Blue Lalique Fish Sculpture, Persepolis Blue
Fauna has always been a major source of inspiration for Lalique, whose vast bestiary embodies the creative genius and exceptional know-how of master glassmakers. This Shark celebrates one of the most meaningful sea creatures representing fierce power, speed and self-confidence. The shark also symbolizes action and the constant motion of always moving forward. The dynamic movement of its body, the texture of the skin and its sharp teeth convey the details of this sculpture with striking realism, highlighted by the glare of Persepolis blue crystal. Fauna has always been a major source of inspiration for Lalique, whose vast bestiary embodies the creative genius and exceptional know-how of the master glassmakers. The Shark celebrates one of the most meaningful sea creatures representing fierce power, speed and self-confidence. The shark also symbolizes action and the constant motion of always moving forward. The dynamic movement of its body, the texture of the skin and its sharp teeth convey the details of this sculpture with striking realism, highlighted by the glare of Persepolis Blue crystal. The original glass Fish Sculpture was designed in 1913 by René Lalique and has become an important and iconic piece in the Lalique universe. It first appeared in turquoise and has been reissued in an extensive palette of colored crystal, meant to be mixed and matched in the Lalique aquarium. Lalique now presents the fish sculpture in a Persepolis blue version.

 

NMS16_H721X Tourbillons Crystal Vase Bulldog Sculpture
Lalique Hummingbird Figure Lalique Tourbillons Crystal Vase Lalique Bulldog Sculpture
Hummingbird figure made of lead crystal. Hand finished in clear and satin. In 1926, René Lalique designed the Tourbillons Vase. Inspired by the movement of the fern blossom, the abstract design allows for the utmost freedom of interpretation. Graphic and poetic, its curves follow the rhythm of light, drawing the eye inwards towards the swirls of crystal. The iconic vase is transformed in a petite version and striking black crystal. Handcrafted bulldog sculpture. Lead crystal with clear satin finish.

 

NMS16_H84GE Small Champs-Elysees Vase Bull Figurine
Lalique Small Zelia Panther Sculpture Lalique Small Champs-Elysees Vase Bull, Bear Figurines
Handcrafted sculpture. Lead crystal. Inspired by falling leaves along the famed Champs-Élysées, the newly designed Champs-Élysées petite vase is available in clear and satin finish crystal. The Lalique Bull demonstrates strength and modernity through precise lines, conveying a feeling of power and vigorous movement. Highlighted by the contrast between the satin- finished and re-polished crystal, this sculpture embodies the strength of the animal. When coupled with the Lalique bear, the sculpture evokes the world of finance, referencing the famous Bull and Bear of Wall Street.

 

Flora Figure NMS16_-4B4Y Amber Angelfish Figurine
Lalique Flora Figure Lalique Angelfish Figurine Lalique Amber Angelfish Figurine
Detailed sculpture depicts Flora, the Roman goddess of nature and spring. Crystal. Approximately 4.75"T. Made in France. Handcrafted figurine. Lead crystal. Originally designed in glass by René Lalique in 1913, this iconic piece in the Lalique universe has been reissued in an extensive palette of colors, ideally suited to mix and match.

 

Crocodile Sculpture Languedoc Crystal Vase
Crocodile Sculpture Lalique Languedoc Crystal Vase
Emerging from the depths, this powerful black crystal crocodile stands beautifully on its own, but it will also hold your tablet! The raw beauty of the Languedoc region in France has inspired many artists, including René Lalique who designed the original Languedoc vase with accentuated relief and generous proportions in 1929. Fashioned in signature satin-finished and re-polished crystal, cactus leaves overlay in a graphic play on repetition. The iconic vase is re-imagined in a petite version in striking black crystal


Medium Poissons Vase, Clear Carpes Koi Vase, Clear Medium Poissons Vase, Persopolis Blue
Lalique Medium Poissons Vase, Clear Lalique Carpes Koi Vase, Clear Lalique Medium Poissons Vase, Persopolis Blue
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. As one of the most important symbols in Asian culture, the Koi Fish represents good fortune, virility, perseverance and longevity. The symbolism is rooted in an old Chinese legend where a Koi fish swims the Yellow River upstream, battling the current to get to the top of a waterfall where it is rewarded by the gods who turn it into a golden dragon. The carp has thus become a symbol of success, determination and destiny fulfilled. This legend remains celebrated today during Kohinoor, when young children are wished success. This vase majestically embodies this ancestral legend with twelve Koi fish swimming upstream in swirls of satin-finished crystal. 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.

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.

Daum Ultra Violet Flower Decor Daum Leatherback Turtle Figurine Daum Ultra Violet Large Vase
Ultra Violet Flower Decor Leatherback Turtle Figurine Ultra Violet Large Vase
Handcrafted flower decorative accent. Made of lead crystal. 4.1"W x 3.9"D x 2.2"T. Handcrafted leatherback turtle figurine. Made of lead crystal. 6.3"L x 4.5"W x 2"T. Handcrafted vase. Made of lead crystal. 11.2"Dia. x 16.5"T.


Daum Spirited Horse Figurine Daum Green Cactus Decor Daum Large Green Cactus Vase
Spirited Horse Figurine Green Cactus Decor Large Green Cactus Vase
Handcrafted horse figurine. Made of lead crystal. 11"W x 5.1"D x 14.6"T. Handcrafted cactus decorative accent. Made of lead crystal. 5.3"W x 4.3"D x 13.8"T. Handcrafted vase made of lead crystal. Hand painted design. 9.8"Dia. x 16.1"T.

 

Daum Tressage Small Vase Daum Apple Paperweight Daum Safran Vase, Large
Tressage Small Vase Apple Paperweight Safran Vase, Large
Handcrafted lead crystal vase. Handcrafted paperweight. Lead crystal with golden pewter stem. An ode to a demanding and delicate nature, the Daum Safran collection narrates the story of the blossoming of the flower in the sandy and sunny lands, and the harvesting of the pistils so fragile and precious. Safran pieces are rich in warm colors, evolving from amber to red. This collection, sublimated by the remarkable "pate de cristal" of the Maison, accentuates the meticulous work of the talented craftsmen of Daum.

 

Small Ginko Bowl, Amber NMS15_H82J5 NMS16_H8DNN
Daum Small Ginko Bowl, Amber Daum Small Amber Elephant Daum Bear Sculpture
Handcrafted crystal bowl. Handcrafted sculpture. Lead crystal. Handcrafted sculpture. Lead crystal.

 

Daum Small Lion Figurine Large Ginko Vase, Amber Daum Black & Gilded Sand Lion Figurine
Daum Small Lion Figurine Daum Large Ginko Vase, Amber Daum Black & Gilded Sand Lion Figurine
Handcrafted lion figurine. Made of lead crystal. Hand-painted. Handcrafted crystal vase. Numbered edition. Lion figurine made of lead crystal. Limited edition of 25.

 

Twin Bears, Blue Jardin Imaginaire Violet/Pink Flower Sculpture Small "Rose Passion" Vase
Daum Twin Bears, Blue Daum Jardin Imaginaire Violet/Pink Flower Sculpture Daum Small "Rose Passion" Vase
Handcrafted crystal bears figurine. Handcrafted flower sculpture. Lead crystal. France Handcrafted vase. Lead crystal. Approximately 6.75"T. Made in France.

 

Blue Crystal Rocking Horse Purple Crystal Rocking Horse Amber Crystal Rocking Horse
Daum Blue Crystal Rocking Horse Daum Purple Crystal Rocking Horse Daum Amber Crystal Rocking Horse
Handcrafted rocking horse. Crystal. 5.9"L x 2.8"W x 5.5"T. Made in France. Handcrafted rocking horse. Crystal. 5.9"L x 2.8"W x 5.5"T. Made in France. Handcrafted rocking horse. Crystal. 5.9"L x 2.8"W x 5.5"T. Made in France.

 

3 Alfredo Candleholders Rose Passion Mini Bowl Red Crystal Hibiscus Flower
Daum 3 Alfredo Candleholders Rose Passion Mini Bowl Daum Red Crystal Hibiscus Flower
Handcrafted flower sculpture. Lead crystal. Approximately 4.25"Dia. Made in France. Handcrafted bowl. Lead crystal. Decorative hibiscus flower. Crystal. 4.3"Dia. x 2.6"T. Made in France.

 

Twin Bears, Pink Daum Ultra Violet Medium Vase Small Manta Ray Sculpture
Daum Twin Bears, Pink Ultra Violet Medium Vase Small Manta Ray Sculpture
Handcrafted crystal bears hugging. Handcrafted vase. Made of lead crystal. 8.3"W x 9"D x 11"T. Handcrafted sculpture. Lead crystal. Limited edition of 375.

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.

Baccarat White Lucky Butterfly Crystal Objet Baccarat Zinzin Large Black Heart
White Lucky Butterfly Crystal Objet Zinzin Large Black Heart
Lucky butterfly is handmade of full-lead crystal. Approx. 3.4"W x 2.5"T. Lead-crystal heart objet. 3.5"L x 2.75"T.

 

Origami Crane Origami Pig Origami Rooster
Baccarat Origami Crane Baccarat Origami Pig Baccarat Origami Rooster
Handcrafted lead crystal origami crane figurine. Handcrafted lead crystal origami pig figurine. Handcrafted lead crystal origami rooster figurine.

 

Origami Elephant Origami Penguin Bloom Crystal Flower Decor, Silver
Baccarat Origami Elephant Baccarat  Origami Penguin Baccarat Bloom Crystal Flower Decor, Silver
Handcrafted lead crystal origami elephant figurine. Handcrafted lead crystal origami penguin figurine Handcrafted flower accent décor piece. Lead crystal. Hand-painted details.

 

Bloom Crystal Flower Decor, White Bloom Metallic Peony Crystal Decor Bloom 20K Gold Crystal Decor
Baccarat Bloom Crystal Flower Decor, White Baccarat Bloom Metallic Peony Crystal Decor Baccarat Bloom 20K Gold Crystal Decor
Handcrafted flower accent décor piece. Lead crystal. Hand-painted details. A new decorative collection designed by Jan Tesar, the Bloom collection is a colorful bouquet of five-petal flowers. A new decorative collection designed by Jan Tesar, the Bloom collection is a colorful bouquet of five-petal flowers

 

Amber Carp Figurine Louxor Catchall Butterfly Tic-Tac-Toe Set
Baccarat Amber Carp Figurine Louxor Catchall Butterfly Tic-Tac-Toe Set
Baccarat's amber crystal carp is inspired by the fantasy world of Russian fairy tales, specifically by Alexander Pushkin's well-known Tale of the Fisherman and the Little Fish. Strong and resolute when it swims upstream and wriggles through rivers and waterfalls, and a promise of wealth in Asian culture, this carp is a wonderful gift for collectors of animal figures. Handcrafted catchall of lead crystal. Butterfly tic-tac-toe set includes: five blue butterflies, five silver butterflies, and one acrylic board. Lead crystal and acrylic.

 

Silver Lucky Butterfly NMS15_-1ZAB 20K Gold Diamant Lucky Butterfly
Baccarat Silver Lucky Butterfly Baccarat "Lucky" Butterfly Baccarat 20K Gold Diamant Lucky Butterfly
Handcrafted butterfly figurine. Made of lead crystal. Hand painted. Choose (shown front to back) ruby, sapphire, olivine, (see below) parma violet, purple, peony pink, aquamarine, topaz, clear, metallic, or irise. Full-lead crystal. Handcrafted. Handcrafted lead-crystal butterfly figurine. 20-karat gold detail.

 

Lucky Butterfly, Blue Iridescent Grand Louxor Vase "Lucky" Butterfly, Irise Iridescent
Baccarat Lucky Butterfly, Blue Iridescent Baccarat Grand Louxor Vase Baccarat "Lucky" Butterfly, Irise Iridescent
Handcrafted butterfly. Full-lead crystal. 3.375"W x 2.5"T. Made in France. A brilliant gift that each will interpret in his or her own way, adding flowers or a large candle Irise (blue/purple/pink/orange) full-lead crystal. Opalescent overtones.


Lucky Butterfly, Iridescent Diamante Louxor Round Vase Be@rbrick Figurine
Baccarat Lucky Butterfly, Iridescent Diamante Baccarat Louxor Round Vase Be@rbrick Figurine
Butterfly made of lead crystal. 3.125"W x 2.5"T. Made in France. With its beautifully rounded and very delicate silhouette this timeless creation pursues its enlightened path through history. Kawaii invading planet Baccarat! Be@rbrick Baccarat is the love child born from a daring collaboration with the Japanese brand Medicom Toy.

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.

Royal Small Box, Amethyst Royal Small Box, Sky Blue Royal Small Box, Chartreuse
Saint Louis Crystal  Royal Small Box, Amethyst Saint Louis Crystal  Royal Small Box, Sky Blue Saint Louis Crystal  Royal Small Box, Chartreuse
Handcrafted box with faceted lid. Lead-crystal. Dishwasher safe. Made in France. Handcrafted box with faceted lid. Lead-crystal. Dishwasher safe. Made in France. Handcrafted box with faceted lid. Lead-crystal. Dishwasher safe. Made in France.

 

 

Tommy Oval Vase
Saint Louis Crystal Tommy Oval Vase
Handcrafted vase. Lead crystal.

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