AN R. LALIQUE GLASS PERRUCHES VASE. Lalique, France, circa 1919. Marks: R. LALIQUE (molded). 10-1/2 inches h...
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Lalique, France, circa 1919
Marks: R. LALIQUE (molded)
10-1/2 inches high (26.7 cm)
The vase of clear glass with green patina.
Condition Report*:Condition report available upon request.
Lalique:Rene Lalique (1860-1945) began his career as a freelance jewelry designer for acclaimed houses Cartier and Boucheron. In 1885, he opened his own workshop where he produced spectacular sculptural pieces through the use of unique materials such as glass, horn, enamel and gold. His designs seamlessly wove fantasy and nature together. The theory of metamorphosis and its affect on the female figure created some of the most dramatic imagery known to jewelry, let alone art. Lalique is indisputably the master of Art Nouveau jewelry design. Actress Sarah Bernhardt brought Lalique great fame by promoting his designs, which she boldly wore on-stage and at public events. Under the patronage of oil magnate Calouste Gulbenkian, Lalique created 145 commissioned pieces that make up the leading exhibition at the Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon, Portugal.
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