Lalique Bacchantes XXL Vase, Clear With Gold Leaf, Limited Edition of 90
Lalique Bacchantes XXL Vase, Clear With Gold Leaf, Limited Edition of 90
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Item# 10547000
Size: 13 1/2" x 11 1/2"

In 1927, Ren Laliques boundless imagination and creative genius lead to the creation of the Bacchantes vase, a work of unparalleled beauty whose splendour and sensuality left people spellbound. Since its original release, it has been a staple in the Lalique collection and has become an enduring symbol of Lalique's renowned style. Its satin-finished crystal evokes the softness of the skin while the plays on light bring movement and life to the piece.

Lalique gives a fresh insight into this iconic creation revolutionized through a Grand size highlighted with gold leaves, in a limited edition of 90 pieces. Harmoniously combining the purity of crystal and the nobility of gold, the Grand Bacchantes with gold leaves displays alluring sensuality. The voluptuous curves of the young priestesses of Bacchus are highlighted with 24K gold leaves applied by hand by craftsmen from the prestigious Ateliers Gohard while the satin-finish of the original model has been revamped to give a fresh insight to this masterpiece. Thus, the transparent silhouettes reveal the preciousness of the gold leaf, initiating a dialogue between the classicism of gold and the modernity of the lines through illumination.

Since 1962, the Ateliers Gohard located in Paris which specialize in gilding works of art, furniture and monuments, have restored the gilding of the Chteau de Versailles, the Invalides in Paris, the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro and the flame on the Statue of Liberty in New York. This piece of art is the result of meticulous craftsmanship requiring expertise, patience and precision to apply each delicate yellow gold leaf of 0.2 microns one-by-one.

The hand craftsmanship of each piece brings the crystal to life, transforming it into an exceptional work of art, a timeless expression of grace and femininity.

View the entire Lalique Bacchantes Collection.


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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.

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