Lalique 'Versailles' Crystal Vase No. 12261

$ 2062.50 $ 2750.00

Lalique 'Versailles' Crystal Vase No. 12261

This beautiful collectable Lalique 'Versailles' Crystal Vase can be used as a decoration on your coffee table or shelf, or to hold flowers! This classics urn shape Versialles vase was designed by Rene Lalique in 1933. Their commitment to quality and elegance is abbundantly clear in their attention to detail with this vase. Originally designed by René Lalique in 1939, the Versailles Vase was inspired by the Medici vases, a perfect example of classic design to highlight contemporary interiors. The satin-finished and repolished crystal, a Lalique signature, exhibits a finely carved floral motif. Handcrafted in France. Each Ivy leaf in this nature-oriented centerpiece is individually carefully carved into the bowl. Light bends and refracts through it, accenting each of these details.

René Lalique became synonymous with French Art Nouveau decorative arts. René Lalique was born in 1860 and first began designing fine jewelry in Paris in 1881. Lalique pursued increasingly more innovative experimentation in glass commencing around 1883. Early works used the familiar "lost wax" technique by which the model is made in wax while a mold is formed around the model. Then, the wax is melted and molten glass is poured into the mold. Lalique glass was made in this manner until approximately 1905 at which time the factory was redesigned for a larger production.

As such, the individual uniqueness of each example of Lalique glass came to an end with the end of the one-time only molding technique around wax models. The success of this venture resulted in the opening of his own glassworks at Combs-la-Ville in 1909. During the art nouveau period, Lalique was well known for a wide variety of objects including perfume bottles, vases, inkwells, decorative boxes, and bookends.

Lalique glass is lead based, either mold blown or pressed. Favored motifs during the Art Nouveau period were dancing nymphs, fish, dragonflies, and foliage. Characteristically the glass is crystal in combination with acid-etched relief. In addition to vases, clocks, automobile mascots, stemware, and bottles, many other useful objects were produced. While not well known, Lalique also experimented with bronze and other materials as well.

Designer: LALIQUE
Material: Crystal
Height: 14"
Style: Pedestal Vase
Color: Clear (Frosted and Polished)
Measurements: 14" H; 9-1/4" Rim, 5-1/8" Base
Overall Condition: Good used condition. Light to no wear.