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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 Champs Elysees Bowl Gold Lalique Small Ox Sculpture, Gold Luster Lalique Ombelles Gold Luster Vase
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. Celebrating 2021, the Year of the Ox in Chinese astrology. The Ox is known to be determined, perseverant and trustworthy. Dimensions: 5.63"L x 2.09"W x 3.98"H Highlighted by intricate Queen Anne's lace detail, this vase makes en elegant statement on its own or filled with a fresh spray of flowers. 11.42"H


     
Lalique Sakura Clear Vase, Medium Lalique Sakura Clear Vase, Large Lalique Sakura Clear Vase, Small
The ephemeral nature of Japanese cherry tree blossoms is beautifully captured in Lalique crystal. Dimensions: 5.51"H x 4.45" diameter. Made in France The ephemeral nature of Japanese cherry tree blossoms is beautifully captured in Lalique crystal. Dimensions: 6.86"H x 4.49" diameter. Made in France The ephemeral nature of Japanese cherry tree blossoms is beautifully captured in Lalique crystal. Dimensions: 4.17"H x 4.37" diameter. Made in France

 

     
Lalique Hummingbird Seal Figure Lalique Lovebird Ringtray Lalique Bamara Lion
Perched on a branch, this hummingbird fantasizes about the delicious nectar of hibiscus flowers. Two beautifully frosted lovebirds sit atop this crystal Ring & Pin Tray. Proudly display on your dresser or vanity or give as a wedding gift. For an anniversary, its a wonderful reminder of eternal love. H 8"; L 7.7"; W 3.1". Made in France. Crystal


     
Lalique Fighting Fish Figure Lalique Gray Timora Elephant Lalique Classic Fish
Depicts the spectacular aquatic ballet of warlike fish native to Southeast Asia. Showcases reflective crystal, emblematic of Lalique. Dimensions: 5.9"L x 3.4"W x 6.3"H It is believed that an elephant with an upward trunk symbolizes good luck and prosperity. Beautifully crafted in warm gray crystal, this sweet elephant statuette designed by Marie-Claude Lalique brings a touch of lustrous style as well. 3.15"H x 4.69"L x 1.73"W 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 Pivoines Bowl Lalique Poissons Combattants Vase Lalique Pivoines Small Vase
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 Beautifully sculpted with a fighting fish motif. Dimensions: 6.69"H x 4.84"D 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: 4.72"D x 5.51"H


   
Lalique Fleurs de Cerisier Lalique Pivoines Small Vase
The world-famous and wondrous blossoming of Japanese cherry trees inspired the design of this masterpiece of interior decoration. Illuminated with gold and highlighted with enamel, applied by hand, cherry blossoms symbolize the ephemeral character of beauty and life, inviting one to marvel at the present moment. Dimensions: 11.81"L x 6.38"W x 15.75"H 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: 4.72"D x 5.51"H


   
Lalique Vibration Box Lalique Gregoire Toad Figure Lalique Bamara Lion Figure
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. Hop to it. Forget the prince - Lalique's lustrous, gold toad is exquisitely detailed and positively charming. Originally designed in 1987, Lalique's majestic lion is truly the pride of the jungle. A symbol of power and will, it is is a striking example of meticulous craftsmanship. 8" x 7.7" x 3.1"


     
Lalique Tourbillons Vase Lalique Tourbillon Amber Vase Lalique Tourbillons Vase Small, Blue
Originally created in 1929 by Rene Lalique, the magnificent crystal Tourbillons vase combines graphic, geometric and poetic design to grand effect. 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 Anemone Bowl Lalique Pivoines Bowl Lalique Pivoines Large Vase
11.42"d. Made in France 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 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

 

     
Crystal Flower paperweight with black accents.h 4.33 Lalique Small Anemone Figure Lalique Swallow Paperweight/Bookend
Crystal Flower paperweight with black accents. H 4.33" 2.28"D. Crystal. Made in France 4.06"L x 3.31"W x 6.10"H. Includes one paperweight/bookend. 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 Crystal Mouse Lalique Shivers Owl Figure Lalique Sitting Panda Sculpture
This collectible mouse object from Lalique makes a sweet, whimsical statement in sparkling, handcrafted clear crystal. Companion of wizards, symbol of wisdom, this night hunter inspires both fear and fascination. Nobly perched with eyes wide open, the Shivers Owl watches over the world. 3.27"H x 2.28"W x 2.83"L 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

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 Eye Extra-Large Vase Baccarat Massena Pitcher
Horizontal bevel cuts on the exterior and vertical bevel cuts along the interior lends optic verve to Baccarat's vase. Extra-Large 16.5" H. Made in France Etched with deep bevel cuts that reflect light beautifully, Baccarat's pitcher imparts understated elegance. France


     
Baccarat Crystal Clear Glass by Virgil Abloh Baccarat Lucky Colored Butterfly Baccarat Rigot Woman
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 Whether as a place setting, a gift or a decorative item, the charming crystal lucky butterfly emanates a sweet touch of happiness and hope. Cut in a block of crystal by the artisans from Baccarat, the abstract profile of the character takes shape and brings out the eyes, nose and lips. Robert Rigot has taken a new look at the universal theme of love and designed two complementary sculptures that can be used as bookends. Dimension: 2.8"W x 10.25"H. Made in France

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.

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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