Lalique 100 Points Tasting Glass By James Suckling, Single
Lalique 100 Points Tasting Glasses By James Suckling, Set of Six
Lalique 100 Points Tasting Glasses By James Suckling, Pair
Beautiful yet functional is how internationally acclaimed wine critic James Suckling describes the 100 POINTS collection. With a name referring to the wine scoring system, 100 POINTS is a hand-made collection that embraces a modern design and precise utility while exemplifying the established style of Lalique: crystal fashioned by the best glass-masters, U shaped bowl and distinctive frosted rib stem to obtain the characteristic contrast of clear and satin-finish. The 100 POINTS universal glass enhances all types of wines.
Lalique 100 Points Tasting Glass By James Suckling, SingleLalique10300200
Product description:Beautiful yet functional is how internationally acclaimed wine critic James Suckling describes his new wine glass, a joint creation with Frances most esteemed crystal maker, Lalique. The American has tasted more than 150,000 different wines over his 30 years as a wine taster. He dreamt for decades about creating his own wine glass, and after careful consideration for the ideal Maison to work with, he looked to Lalique. It wasn't long before he and Lalique's talented designer Marc Larminaux came together last autumn, in the firms head office in Paris, to design the ideal wine glass - one wine glass that would be wonderful to drink any type of wine - white or red, young or old, first growth or petit chateau. 100 points is a glass that exemplifies the established traditional and style of Lalique but embraces a modern design and precise utility, says Marc Larminaux. Lalique, which was established by Rene Lalique over 100 years ago, has a long tradition for making wine glasses beginning with ranges such as Barsac and Beaune, popular in the 1930s and 1940s. However, it has never produced a hand-made glass specifically for wine tasting and with a design created more than just its aesthetic. The Lalique and JAMES SUCKLING 100 points Wine Glass is a revolutionary addition to its stemware range. I grew up in Los Angeles and my parents and grandparents had Lalique at home, and it was always considered the benchmark for beautiful crystal in my family, says James Suckling, who worked almost 30 years for the American wine magazine The Wine Spectator before starting his own wine tasting and video website www.jamessuckling.com.
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.
Crystal Classics is one of only a few authorized Lalique retailers online.