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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.

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.

 

Lalique Swallow Object Bulldog Figure, Clear and Gold Stamped
Swallow design with a signature satin finish Celebrate the 2018 Year of the Dog with this charming crystal statuette, featuring a regal bulldog figure in crystal with gold markings around the eyes.

 

Lalique Champs Elysees Bowl Gold Bagatelle Vase Lalique Pivoines Bowl
Maple leaves on the sidewalk of the famous Champs Elysees in Paris were the inspiration for this iconic Lalique bowl designed in 1956 by Marc Lalique. It has-been reinterpreted with a gold luster to highlight the subtleties of each hand-etched leaf. This elegant frosted crystal vase is a stand-alone work of art on a bookshelf or mantle. Fill it with a rich, colorful bouquet of fauna and flora, and it becomes a breathtaking centerpiece on a dining room or coffee table. Alliance of brute strength and delicacy, juxtaposition of square shape to the curved lines of the sculpted motifs, the Pivoines bowl embodies a contrast of mineral strength and floral romanticism. Dimensions: 10.24"L x 3.82"H

 

Lalique Vibration Box Lalique Tourbillon Amber Vase Lalique Tourbillons Vase Small, Blue
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. Originally created in 1929 by Rene Lalique, the magnificent amber crystal Tourbillon Vase combines graphic, geometric and poetic design to grand effect. Keep on your credenza or dining room table for a lustrously striking display. 8.9"H x 7.87"D This stunning interpretation of Lalique's Tourbillon Vase is crafted from sparkling crystal and highlighted with a brilliant blue patina finish. 4.96"

 

Lalique Zeila Panther Figure Crystal Flower paperweight with black accents.h 4.33 Lalique Small Anemone Figure
Panther figurine. Designed by Marie-Claude Lalique. Dimensions: 8.27"L x 1.77"W x 2.44"H Crystal Flower paperweight with black accents. H 4.33" 2.28"D. 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

 

Lalique Anemones Vase Lalique Classic Fish Lalique Sitting Panda Sculpture
12.80"H. Crystal. Made in France 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 Nature was the prime source of inspiration for our founder René Lalique. Though separated by some 130 years and a continent, the Chinese artist Han Meilin draws the same breath of inspiration. Han Meilin chose the name Yuan-Yuan, meaning 'accomplishment' for the seated male panda, paying homage to Yuan-Meng, the first panda to be born in France, at Beauval Zoo (Loir-et-Cher) in 2017. Dimensions: 4.02"L x 3.7"W x 4.72"H

 

Lalique Kazak Horse Figure Gray Greyhound Sculpture Lalique Pivoines Large Vase
Kazak pays homage to one of the most majestic animals on Earth, the ultimate symbol of strength and speed. Captured in clear satin finished crystal, the movement of the mane flying in the wind evokes a spirit of freedom and independence 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

 

Lalique Marguerites Bowl Lalique Merles & Raisins Bowl
H 2.5"; D 14.1". Made in France. Crystal Inspired by Rene Lalique's 1928 Merles & Raisins decorative panels that adorned the Cuban mahogany woodwork of the legendary Orient Express

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 Be@rbrick Figurine
Marengo Midnight Horse Be@rbrick Figurine
Fashioned after Napoleon Bonaparte's legendary war horse, Marengo. Sculpted from a single block of midnight-blue crystal. Dimensions: 14.75"H x 5.75"W. Made 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.

 

Baccarat 20K Gold Diamant Lucky Butterfly Baccarat White Lucky Butterfly Crystal Objet
20K Gold Diamant Lucky Butterfly Baccarat Lucky Colored Butterfly White Lucky Butterfly Crystal Objet
Handcrafted lead-crystal butterfly figurine. Hand painted 20-karat yellow gold. 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.

 

Baccarat Zoo Frog by Jaime Hayon Baccarat Duck Jewelry Box by Jaime Hayon
Baccarat Crystal Clear Glass by Virgil Abloh Zoo Frog by Jaime Hayon Duck Jewelry Box by Jaime Hayon
A mix of heritage and modernity, of elegance and industrial codes, the Crystal Clear glass is a piece of art. Limited to 4,000; each piece is numbered. Dimensions: 4"W x 5.75"H 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.

 

 
Baccarat Dice Paperweight Baccarat Louxor Vase Baccarat Faunacrystopolis Bird Bud Vase
A crystal cube with golden dots. Dimensions: 1.6"L x 1.6"W x 1.6"H A richly faceted design that plays with light, in vivid red. Dimensions: 5.4" diameter x 9"H Crystal

 

Baccarat Faunacrystopolis Cat Maneki Neko by Jaime Hayon Baccarat Lucky Butterfly, Gold
Faunacrystopolis Cat Maneki Neko by Jaime Hayon Baccarat The Zoo Duck Lucky Butterfly, Gold
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. A charmingly plump silhouette pairs with luxe cut details in this enigmatic statuette, featuring scalloped duck feathers, small diamond cuts around the face and a striking porcelain base. A subtle gold band completes the charming figure with a festive flourish. 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.

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 Daum Amber Lion with Cubs Figurine Pinpin in Blue by Serge Mansau
Mini Puppy in Amber Amber Lion with Cubs Figurine Pinpin in Blue by Serge Mansau
Handcrafted of hand-engraved crystal. Approx. 1.8"W x 2"L x 1.5"T. Handcrafted lion with cubs figurine. Made of lead crystal. Approx. 5.7"L x 3.5"W x 2.5"T. Serge Mansau is an artist, sculptor, and scenographer. He gained international recognition in the perfume industry in the 1960s. He founded his design studio in 1964 and quickly immersed himself in the universe of perfumery. Instinctive and spontaneous, his creations are filled with artistic liberty. His experience with perfume bottles and his affinity for glassmaking techniques all naturally led him to a collaboration with la Maison Daum. Handcrafted of hand-engraved crystal. Approx. 2.8"W x 3"L x 5.3"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 Sea Turtle, Blue Daum Coral Sea Starfish, Amber/Red
Daum Coral Sea Large Blue Sea Turtle Coral Sea Medium Sea Turtle, Blue 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 figurine is made of lead crystal. From the Coral Sea collection. Approx. 14"W x 4"D x 3"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 Medium Bowl, Amber/Red Daum Coral Sea Seahorse, Blue/Pink
Coral Sea Medium Bowl, Amber/Red
Coral Sea Seahorse, Amber/Red
Coral Sea Seahorse, Blue/Pink
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.

 

Daum Coral Sea Medium Bowl, Blue/Red Daum Coral Sea Large Conch Shell
Coral Sea Medium Bowl, Blue/Red Coral Sea Large Conch Shell
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. 9"W x 6"D x 7"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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