Lalique Perfume Hommage Pour Homme Crystal Edition
Lalique Perfume Hommage Pour Homme Crystal Edition
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Item# V11100L
The crystal bottle is inspired by a happy, cheerful emblematic motif created by Rene Lalique: the Pied Piper . This panel was created by the artist in 1929 to decorate the Orient Express train, where it was superbly inserted in a mahogany panel. Reflecting a brilliant Art Deco style, this motif is an invitation to travel for the new Lalique man, who loves fine objects and adventure.This new bottle is unique, as it features two motifs of men in parallel: one from the front and the other from the back, a crystal alter ego.The bottle is hand-blown, requiring the work of four master glassmakers. Then, it is placed in a cast iron mould to print the decoration in the hot crystal. The bottle is then fired for several hours while the stopper is pressed manually. The decorations are polished or frosted cold, the signature of the iconic pieces of Lalique crystal-making. Finally, the bottle and stopper are carefully paired.

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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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