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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 Fighting Fish Sculpture Crystal Gorilla Sculpture/Figurine, Clear Lalique Clear Gold Stamped Fish Figurine
Fighting Fish Sculpture Lalique Crystal Gorilla Sculpture/Figurine, Clear Clear Gold Stamped Fish Figurine
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 crafted in a rich amber hue with a hand-applied gold enamel The Gorilla figure, created of satin-finish crystal, exudes calm strength and power. The original Fish in glass was designed in 1913 by René Lalique and since become an important and iconic piece in the Lalique collection. It is now issued in a wide range of colors including this clear version with unique gold stamping.

 

Fighting Fish Sculpture, Clear Fighting Fish Sculpture, Green Fighting Fish Sculpture, Persopolis Blue
Lalique Fighting Fish Sculpture, Clear Lalique Fighting Fish Sculpture, Green Lalique Fighting Fish Sculpture, Persopolis Blue
The Lalique Fighting Fish is sculpted by highlights of crystal, resulting in an intricate play on reflections and transparencies. Native to Southeast Asia, these warlike fish engage in lethal battles of violent beauty. Plentiful fins undulate and intertwine like colored veils in a spectacular aquatic ballet. The Lalique Fighting Fish is sculpted by highlights of crystal, resulting in an intricate play on reflections and transparencies. Native to Southeast Asia, these warlike fish engage in lethal battles of violent beauty. Plentiful fins undulate and intertwine like colored veils in a spectacular aquatic ballet. The Lalique Fighting Fish is sculpted by highlights of crystal, resulting in an intricate play on reflections and transparencies. Native to Southeast Asia, these warlike fish engage in lethal battles of violent beauty. Plentiful fins undulate and intertwine like colored veils in a spectacular aquatic ballet.

 

Small Shark Sculpture, Persepolis Blue Large Shark Sculpture, Persepolis Blue Fish Sculpture, Persepolis Blue
Lalique Small Shark Sculpture, Persepolis Blue Lalique Large Shark Sculpture, Persepolis Blue Lalique Fish Sculpture, Persepolis Blue
Fauna has always been a major source of inspiration for Lalique, whose vast bestiary embodies the creative genius and exceptional know-how of master glassmakers. This Shark celebrates one of the most meaningful sea creatures representing fierce power, speed and self-confidence. The shark also symbolizes action and the constant motion of always moving forward. The dynamic movement of its body, the texture of the skin and its sharp teeth convey the details of this sculpture with striking realism, highlighted by the glare of Persepolis blue crystal. Fauna has always been a major source of inspiration for Lalique, whose vast bestiary embodies the creative genius and exceptional know-how of the master glassmakers. The Shark celebrates one of the most meaningful sea creatures representing fierce power, speed and self-confidence. The shark also symbolizes action and the constant motion of always moving forward. The dynamic movement of its body, the texture of the skin and its sharp teeth convey the details of this sculpture with striking realism, highlighted by the glare of Persepolis Blue crystal. The original glass Fish Sculpture was designed in 1913 by René Lalique and has become an important and iconic piece in the Lalique universe. It first appeared in turquoise and has been reissued in an extensive palette of colored crystal, meant to be mixed and matched in the Lalique aquarium. Lalique now presents the fish sculpture in a Persepolis blue version.

 

NMS16_H721X "Shivers" Crystal Owl Figure Bulldog Sculpture
Lalique Hummingbird Figure Lalique "Shivers" Crystal Owl Figure Lalique Bulldog Sculpture
Hummingbird figure made of lead crystal. Hand finished in clear and satin. The gift of wisdom from Lalique. Handcrafted bulldog sculpture. Lead crystal with clear satin finish.

 

NMS16_H84GE Small Champs-Elysees Vase Bull Figurine
Lalique Small Zelia Panther Sculpture Lalique Small Champs-Elysees Vase Bull, Bear Figurines
Handcrafted sculpture. Lead crystal. Inspired by falling leaves along the famed Champs-Élysées, the newly designed Champs-Élysées petite vase is available in clear and satin finish crystal. The Lalique Bull demonstrates strength and modernity through precise lines, conveying a feeling of power and vigorous movement. Highlighted by the contrast between the satin- finished and re-polished crystal, this sculpture embodies the strength of the animal. When coupled with the Lalique bear, the sculpture evokes the world of finance, referencing the famous Bull and Bear of Wall Street.

 

Flora Figure NMS16_-4B4Y Amber Angelfish Figurine
Lalique Flora Figure Lalique Angelfish Figurine Lalique Amber Angelfish Figurine
Detailed sculpture depicts Flora, the Roman goddess of nature and spring. Crystal. Approximately 4.75"T. Made in France. 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.

 

Poissons Bowl, Clear Crocodile Sculpture Small Champs-Elysees Bowl
Lalique Poissons Bowl, Clear Crocodile Sculpture Small Champs-Elysees Bowl
Handcrafted lead crystal bowl. Emerging from the depths, this powerful black crystal crocodile stands beautifully on its own, but it will also hold your tablet! Inspired by falling leaves along the famed Champs-Élysées, this iconic bowl has been reintroduced in a petite version.

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 Tressage Small Vase Daum Apple Paperweight Daum Safran Vase, Large
Tressage Small Vase Apple Paperweight Safran Vase, Large
Handcrafted lead crystal vase. Handcrafted paperweight. Lead crystal with golden pewter stem. 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.

 

NMS15_H82J5 Sand Lion NMS16_H8DNN
Daum Small Amber Elephant Daum Sand Lion Daum Bear Sculpture
Handcrafted sculpture. Lead crystal. Handcrafted crystal lion. Handcrafted sculpture. Lead crystal.

 

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, Blue Jardin Imaginaire Violet/Pink Flower Sculpture Small "Rose Passion" Vase
Daum Twin Bears, Blue Daum Jardin Imaginaire Violet/Pink Flower Sculpture Daum Small "Rose Passion" Vase
Handcrafted crystal bears figurine. Handcrafted flower sculpture. Lead crystal. France 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.

 

Twin Bears, Pink Daum Ultra Violet Medium Vase Small Manta Ray Sculpture
Daum Twin Bears, Pink Ultra Violet Medium Vase Small Manta Ray Sculpture
Handcrafted crystal bears hugging. Handcrafted vase. Made of lead crystal. 8.3"W x 9"D x 11"T. Handcrafted sculpture. Lead crystal. Limited edition of 375.

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.

Origami Crane Origami Pig Origami Rooster
Baccarat Origami Crane Baccarat Origami Pig Baccarat Origami Rooster
Handcrafted lead crystal origami crane figurine. Handcrafted lead crystal origami pig figurine. Handcrafted lead crystal origami rooster figurine.

 

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

 

Amber Carp Figurine Louxor Catchall Butterfly Tic-Tac-Toe Set
Baccarat Amber Carp Figurine Louxor Catchall Butterfly Tic-Tac-Toe Set
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. 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.

 

Lucky Butterfly, Iridescent Diamante "Lucky" Butterfly, Irise Iridescent Lucky Butterfly, Blue Iridescent
Baccarat Lucky Butterfly, Iridescent Diamante Baccarat "Lucky" Butterfly, Irise Iridescent Baccarat Lucky Butterfly, Blue Iridescent
Butterfly made of lead crystal. 3.125"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.


Be@rbrick Figurine
Be@rbrick Figurine
Kawaii invading planet Baccarat! Be@rbrick Baccarat is the love child born from a daring collaboration with the Japanese brand Medicom Toy.

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, Amethyst Royal Small Box, Sky Blue Royal Small Box, Chartreuse
Saint Louis Crystal  Royal Small Box, Amethyst 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. Handcrafted box with faceted lid. Lead-crystal. Dishwasher safe. Made in France.

 

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

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