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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.

Hirondelles Medium Vase, Clear Flared Gold Stamped Hirondelles Vase Hirondelles Medium Vase, Sapphire Blue
Lalique Hirondelles Medium Vase, Clear Lalique Flared Gold Stamped Hirondelles Vase Lalique Hirondelles Medium Vase, Sapphire Blue
Taking inspiration from an iconic shape used by founder René Lalique, the medium Hirondelles vase features swirls of swallows captured in flight. Exquisitely carved details echo the movement of wind beneath their wings, creating a captivating and striking design. The dramatic flared Hirondelles vase features swirls of swallows captured in flight. Exquisitely carved details echo the movement of wind beneath their wings, creating a captivating and striking design. The swallows are meticulously hand-painted with 24-karat gold enamel to bring out the details. Taking inspiration from an iconic shape used by founder René Lalique, the medium Hirondelles vase features swirls of swallows captured in flight. Exquisitely carved details echo the movement of wind beneath their wings, creating a captivating and striking design. The unique rich blue hue enhances the creation.

 

Double Fish Crystal Sculpture Small Champs-Elysees Vase Small Champs-Elysees Vase
Lalique Double Fish Crystal Sculpture Lalique Small Champs-Elysees Vase LaliqueSmall Champs-Elysees Vase
Golden crystal sculpture. 7.68"T. Based on the original 1953 sculpture by Marc Lalique. Made in France. Inspired by falling leaves along the famed Champs-Élysées, the newly designed Champs-Élysées petite vase is available in Gold Luster. Inspired by falling leaves along the famed Champs-Élysées, the newly designed Champs-Élysées petite vase is available in deep green crystal.

 

Crystal Gorilla Sculpture/Figurine, Clear Crocodile Sculpture Crystal Gorilla Sculpture/Figurine, Black
Lalique Crystal Gorilla Sculpture/Figurine, Clear Lalique Crocodile Sculpture Lalique Crystal Gorilla Sculpture/Figurine, Black
The Gorilla figure, created of satin-finish crystal, exudes calm strength and power. Emerging from the depths, this powerful black crystal crocodile stands beautifully on its own, but it will also hold your tablet! The Gorilla figure, created in black crystal, exudes calm strength and power. 

 

NMS16_H721X Bulldog Sculpture Athlete Sculpture
Lalique Hummingbird Figure Lalique Bulldog Sculpture Lalique Athlete Sculpture
Hummingbird figure made of lead crystal. Hand finished in clear and satin. Handcrafted bulldog sculpture. Lead crystal with clear satin finish. Handcrafted Athlete sculpture. Approximately 7.1"W x 6.7"D x 9.8"T. Crafted of crystal. Made in France.

 

NMS16_H84GE NMF16_H84G8
Lalique Small Zelia Panther Sculpture Lalique Wisdom Monkeys, 3-Piece Set
Handcrafted sculpture. Lead crystal. Handcrafted monkey figures. Made of lead crystal.

 

Anemone Figure, Red NMS16_-4B4Y Amber Angelfish Figurine
Lalique Anemone Figure, Red Lalique Angelfish Figurine Lalique Amber Angelfish Figurine
Originally designed by Rene Lalique in 1931. Accent piece represents purity and innocence. Crystal. 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.

 

Flora Figure Small Champs-Elysees Vase Golden Anemone Sculpture
Lalique Flora Figure Lalique Small Champs-Elysees Vase Lalique Golden Anemone Sculpture
Detailed sculpture depicts Flora, the Roman goddess of nature and spring. Crystal. Approximately 4.75"T. Made in France. Inspired by falling leaves along the famed Champs-Élysées, the newly designed Champs-Élysées petite vase is available in clear and satin finish crystal. Handcrafted sculpture. Scaled-down interpretation of Rene Lalique's original anemone flower object. Lead crystal.

 

Anemone Figure, Light Blue Anemone Flower Sculpture Anemone Figure, Purple
Lalique Anemone Figure, Light Blue Lalique Anemone Flower Sculpture Lalique Anemone Figure, Purple
Originally designed by Rene Lalique in 1931. Accent piece represents purity and innocence. Crystal. Originally designed by Rene Lalique in 1931. Accent piece represents purity and innocence. Crystal. Originally designed by Rene Lalique in 1931. Accent piece represents purity and innocence. Crystal.

 

Crystal Hippo Sculpture/Phone Stand, Clear Green Anemone Sculpture Vibration Box
Lalique Crystal Hippo Sculpture/Phone Stand, Clear Lalique Green Anemone Sculpture Lalique Vibration Box
Whimsical clear crystal hippo sculpture stands beautifully on its own, but it will also hold your smartphone Clear/cprod135070017/p.prod#YiIbeCugEVXwepfz.99 Originally designed by Rene Lalique in 1931. Accent piece represents purity and innocence. Crystal. Handcrafted box. Separates to create two open containers. Lead crystal with overall relief work.


"Shivers" Crystal Owl Figure NMS16_H84GC Timori Elephant
Lalique "Shivers" Crystal Owl Figure Lalique Timora Elephant Sculpture Lalique Timori Elephant
The gift of wisdom from Lalique. Handcrafted sculpture. Lead crystal. An iconic symbol of wisdom, longevity, prosperity and benevolent power, the elephant is able to overcome any obstacle. Lalique pays tribute to this animal gifted with great intelligence and memory with the baby elephant Timori

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.

Small Ginko Bowl, Amber Small Manta Ray Sculpture NMS16_H7QHX
Daum Small Ginko Bowl, Amber Small Manta Ray Sculpture Daum Amber/Gray Cat
Handcrafted crystal bowl. Handcrafted sculpture. Lead crystal. Limited edition of 375. Handcrafted cat sculpture. Made of lead crystal.

 

Large Ginko Vase, Amber Twin Bears, Blue Sand Lion
Daum Large Ginko Vase, Amber Daum Twin Bears, Blue Daum Sand Lion
Handcrafted crystal vase. Numbered edition. Handcrafted crystal bears figurine. Handcrafted crystal lion.

 

Twin Bears, Pink Small "Rose Passion" Vase
Daum Twin Bears, Pink Daum Small "Rose Passion" Vase
Handcrafted crystal bears hugging. 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.

 

Jardin Imaginaire Purple/Blue Flower Sculpture NMS16_H72DG
Daum Jardin Imaginaire Purple/Blue Flower Sculpture Daum Pink Mini Bear Cub Figurine
Handcrafted flower sculpture. Lead crystal. Bear cub sculpture made of lead crystal.

 

Jardin Imaginaire Violet/Pink Flower Sculpture NMS15_H82J5 NMS16_H8DNN
Daum Jardin Imaginaire Violet/Pink Flower Sculpture Daum Small Amber Elephant Daum Bear Sculpture
Handcrafted flower sculpture. Lead crystal. France Handcrafted sculpture. Lead crystal. Handcrafted sculpture. Lead crystal.

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.

Amber Carp Figurine NMS15_-1ZAB Lucky Butterfly, Iridescent Diamante
Baccarat Amber Carp Figurine Baccarat "Lucky" Butterfly Baccarat Lucky Butterfly, Iridescent Diamante
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. 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. Butterfly made of lead crystal. 3.125"W x 2.5"T. Made in France.

 

NMS16_H3TXP Eye Small Red Vase NMF17_H8NPM
Baccarat King Snoopy Figurine Baccarat Eye Small Red Vase Baccarat Crystal Turtle
Handcrafted figurine. Clear full-lead crystal. Gold-tone crown accent. 2.5"W x 4.75"T. Made in France. Horizontal bevel cuts on the outside and vertical bevel cuts on the inside for a brilliant optical effect. Maximizes the unpredictability of perception. Made of lead crystal. Made in France Lead-crystal turtle figurine.

 

Golden Lucky Butterfly "Lucky" Butterfly, Irise Iridescent Lucky Butterfly, Blue Iridescent
Baccarat Golden Lucky Butterfly Baccarat "Lucky" Butterfly, Irise Iridescent Baccarat Lucky Butterfly, Blue Iridescent
Butterfly sculpture made of lead crystal. 3.375"W x 2.5"T. Made in France. Irise (blue/purple/pink/orange) full-lead crystal. Opalescent overtones. Handcrafted butterfly. Full-lead crystal. 3.375"W x 2.5"T. 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.

Royal Small Cup, Amethyst Royal Small Box, Sky Blue Royal Small Box, Chartreuse
Saint Louis Crystal Royal Small Cup, Amethyst Saint Louis Crystal  Royal Small Box, Sky Blue Saint Louis Crystal  Royal Small Box, Chartreuse
Handcrafted cup of 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.

 

Royal Medium Box, Clear Royal Small Cup, Sky Blue Royal Small Cup, Chartreuse
Saint Louis Crystal Royal Medium Box, Clear Saint Louis Crystal Royal Small Cup, Sky Blue Saint Louis Crystal Royal Small Cup, Chartreuse
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. Dishwasher safe. Made in France. Handcrafted cup of lead-crystal. Dishwasher safe. Made in France. Handcrafted cup of lead-crystal. Dishwasher safe. Made in France.


Royal Small Cup, Clear Royal Small Box, Amethyst Royal Medium Vase, Clear
Saint Louis Crystal Royal Small Cup, Clear Saint Louis Crystal  Royal Small Box, Amethyst Saint Louis Crystal Royal Medium Vase, Clear
Saint Louis Crystal Royal Large Vase, Clear
Royal Small Vase, Clear
Handcrafted cup of lead-crystal. Dishwasher safe. Made in France. Handcrafted box with faceted lid. Lead-crystal. Dishwasher safe. Made in France. 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. Dishwasher safe. Made in France.

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