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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 Swallow Object Lalique Shivers Owl Figure Lalique Swallow Paperweight/Bookend
Swallow design with a signature satin finish 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. 4.06"L x 3.31"W x 6.10"H. Includes one paperweight/bookend. Made in France

 

Lalique Kazak Horse Figure Lalique Bamara Lion Figure
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 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 Fighting Fish Figure Lalique Carpe Koi Persepolis Blue Bud Vase
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 Depicts the wave-like movement of koi fish

 

Lalique Pivoines Bowl Lalique Pivoines Large Vase Lalique Pivoines Bowl
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 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 Classic Fish Lalique Crystal Mouse Lalique Sitting Panda Sculpture
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 This collectible mouse object from Lalique makes a sweet, whimsical statement in sparkling, handcrafted clear crystal. 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 Anemones Vase Lalique Hirondelles Bowl Lalique Champs Elysees Bowl Gold
12.80"H. Crystal. Made in France Features a highly detailed design of the iconic swallow among branches of berries 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.

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 Faunacrystopolis Bird Bud Vase Baccarat Faunacrystopolis Blue Bird Baccarat Lucky Colored Butterfly
Crystal Perched on its pedestal legs, this blue bird seduces with its pure lines. Whether as a place setting, a gift or a decorative item, the charming crystal lucky butterfly emanates a sweet touch of happiness and hope.


   
Baccarat 2021 Crystal Zodiac Ox Baccarat 2021 Gold-Tone Zodiac Ox
Zodiac tabletop decoration. Dimensions: 3.62"H. Made in France Zodiac tabletop decoration

 

   
Baccarat Dice Paperweight Baccarat Louxor Pencil Holder Baccarat Louxor Black Pencil Holder
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 Diamond-cut black crystal emulates the striking architecture of ancient Egypt

 

 
Baccarat Crystal Clear Glass by Virgil Abloh Baccarat The Zoo Duck Baccarat Harcourt Crystal Eggholders, Set of 2
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 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 new and fresh addition to the iconic Harcourt collection, the egg holder is a beautiful piece of French tradition. This cute gift can also be used for salt and pepper, as liquor glasses or as ring holders


   
Baccarat Eye Extra-Large Vase Baccarat Flora Bud Vase, Set of 3 Baccarat Heritage Pontils Vase
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 Offering three distinctive styles, this set brings an eye-catching touch of style to your tabletop or credenza, whether displayed alone or with a fresh spray of flowers. Baccarat's sculptural Heritage Pontils vase features hollowed-out circular motifs that reflect light beautifully, creating a stunning optical effect.

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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