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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.

   
Lalique Swallow Object Lalique Swallow Object
Swallow design with a signature satin finish. Crystal. 2.36"L x 0.79"H. Made in France. Swallow design with a signature satin finish. Crystal. 2.36"L x 0.79"H. Made in France.


     
Lalique Ombelles Gold Luster Vase Lalique Gray Timora Elephant Lalique Classic Fish
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 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 Fighting Fish Figure Lalique Fighting Fish Figure Lalique Tourbillons 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 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 Originally created in 1929 by Rene Lalique, the magnificent crystal Tourbillons vase combines graphic, geometric and poetic design to grand effect. 8.1"H x 7.8"D

 

     
Lalique Fleurs de Cerisier Lalique Champs Elysees Bowl Gold 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 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. 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"

 

     
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 Shivers Owl Figure Lalique Classic Fish Lalique Sitting Panda Sculpture
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 Originally designed by Rene Lalique in 1913, this colorful little creature is playful and charming, a whimsical accent for the desk or a shelf. 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 Crystal Mouse
This collectible mouse object from Lalique makes a sweet, whimsical statement in sparkling, handcrafted clear crystal.

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 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, Pink Daum Safran Vase, Large Twin Bears, Blue
Daum Twin Bears, Pink Safran Vase, Large Daum Twin Bears, Blue
Handcrafted crystal bears hugging. 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. Handcrafted crystal bears figurine.

 

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.

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 Harcourt Balustre Medium Vase Baccarat Massena Pitcher Baccarat Lucky Colored Butterfly
7.875"H. Made in France. Crystal Etched with deep bevel cuts that reflect light beautifully, Baccarat's pitcher imparts understated elegance. France Whether as a place setting, a gift or a decorative item, the charming crystal lucky butterfly emanates a sweet touch of happiness and hope.

 

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

 

Louxor Catchall Butterfly Tic-Tac-Toe Set
Louxor Catchall Butterfly Tic-Tac-Toe Set
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.

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, Sky Blue Royal Small Box, Chartreuse
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.

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