Product description:The lion has long been a cultural symbol of royalty and statelinesss well as a symbol of braveryating as far back as Aesop tales (written in the 6th century B.C.) This clear crystal lion, designed for Baccarat by Jean-Francois Leroy, reveals artisan skill in the execution. The Baccarat craftsmanship is evident in the dappled effect of the crystal, which ripples with the torrent of hair that is discernibly the lion mane. The startling animal prowess of this creature is hardly dormant. The crouching flanks, the angle of his paw as he readies to lifts it, and the ominously open mouth all point to imminent action. The finesse of the detail gives a frisson of awe for the expert craftsmanship as much as for this magnificent beast.
Baccarat Crystal has, from the beginning, affixed its signature on strong works illustrating all the facets of artistic craftsmanship and covering a vast repertoire of inspiration.
In 1764 King Louis XV of France gave Bishop Montmorency-Laval of Metz permission to found a glassworks in the village of Baccarat located in Lorraine in eastern France.
The creations of great artists inspired by the magic of crystal are all magnificent stones brought together into building the Art de Vivre collection.
This is how Baccarat perpetuates the great French tradition of a cosmopolitan art of living. Envisioned by Philippe Starck, the Baccarat House in Paris, home to the brand's headquarters, is a meeting place for its most beautiful creations and one of its most beautiful manifestations.
Crystal Classics is an authorized Baccarat retailer.