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Description

An Art Deco opalescent and enamelled Dahlias vase by Rene Lalique. The design was first introduced c 1923 and has a Marcilhac number of 938. It is signed to the underside R Lalique. Height 12.5 cm diameter 14cm. The black enamelled centres of the Dahlia flowers are the focal point of this stunning Art Deco piece.

History

Rene Lalique 1880-1945 Rene Lalique was born a rural 19th century man in a pre-industrialized Europe. It was a time before light bulbs, and telephones, before automobiles and washing machines and electricity. But by the time of his death in 1945 at the dawn of the atomic age, he would have completed two careers spanning two different centuries. In 1900 at the age of 40, he was the most celebrated jeweler in the world and an art nouveau artist and designer of magnificent proportions. But by 1925 at the height of the art deco era he was the most celebrated glassmaker in the world. In between Lalique would leave his contemporaries behind as he turned from creating unique jewellery and objects d’art, to the mass production of innovative and usable art glass. He brought glass into the home of everyday people where it had never been before, and he worked out the industrial techniques to mass produce his useful art glass objects on a scale and cost to complement the spreading industrial revolution and resulting worldwide appeal.

Date First produced 1923

Condition Excellent original condition with a little light wear to the underside of the base

Dimensions Height 12.5 cm diameter 14cm

 

Dimensions

Height 12.5 cm diameter 14cm

Condition report

Excellent original condition with a little light wear to the underside of the base and some of the enamel

Stock number

2064