Lalique Venezia 15" Bowl
Lalique Venezia 15" Bowl
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Item# 10260500
Size: 14 15/16" 3 3/4"

Inspired by the eclectic history of Venice, this spectacular bowl offers a fabulous interpretation to the classic trefoil. A fluted base adds interesting contrast. The 4-leaf trefle, or clover, is prevalent throughout Venice. It is a symbol of hope, faith, love and luck. Inspired by tokens of adventure and the passion for travel of its founder, Rene Lalique, the new Venice collection takes us to the heart of Venice, the city of Doges. Altogether inspired by the Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance eras, Venice goes beyond traditional codes to present a rich and eclectic identity, highly praised by those interested in art, architecture and literature.

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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.

Crystal Classics is one of only a few authorized Lalique retailers online.