This vase has been a staple in the Lalique collection and has become a lasting symbol of Laliques celebrated style. Lalique continues to manufacture and sell this item today. The Bacchantes vase has come to be an iconic Lalique design. There is a splendor and sensuality seldom captured in a work of art. The meticulous detailing, carved by hand, adds a playful use of light and dimension.
Though marketed as a vase it can be used as a wine or champagne Bucket. Signed Lalique ® France on the bottom edge.
The form of the signature tells us that this particular vase was manufactured sometime after 1978. Since the early 20th century when René Lalique started to design perfume bottles for François Coty in Paris, collectors all over the world have been searching for the most beautiful Lalique crystal pieces. These Lalique crystal pieces of art are hand made by Lalique crystal's master glass workers.
Lalique crystal has always been handcrafted in the Workshops that Rene Lalique built in 1921. They are located in the village of Wingen-sur-Moder in Alsace, a region of France which has the strongest glassmaking traditions. It has remained to this day the worlds sole Lalique production facility. Rene Lalique became famous for his designs of both jewelry and art glass. The company reduced operations during the German occupation of WWII.Rene passed right at the end of the war in 1945. His son Marc then took over the business and made some important changes.
He changed the basic formula from 12% lead oxide demi crystal to 24% full lead crystal. This made pieces produced after 1945 much brighter, sparkling, more transparent, and much heavier because of all that lead content. Marc was later succeeded by Renes grand daughter Marie. Thanks to a team of passionate designers, Lalique creates each year beautiful pieces inspired by three themes dear to Rene Lalique: women, flora and fauna. In the creation studio, designers use traditional techniques such as drawing and modelling but also new technologies thanks to digitization and 3D printing.Once at the factory, the manufacturing process begins. A single crystal piece can require up to 40 different steps. With precise and regular movements, the human hand, that of both artist and craftsman, creates pieces of exceptional quality while preserving the ancestral know-how. Lalique is proud to count among its craftsmen four who carry the title of Best Craftsmen in France. The item "Large Lalique French Crystal Bacchantes Nudes Vase Excellent Condition 9.5 Tall" is in sale since Saturday, October 17, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\French\Lalique". The seller is "wingguys2nn3" and is located in Bumpass, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.