Lalique Equus Vase
Lalique Crystal, Equus Crystal Vase, Limited Edition
$21,000.00 Add to Cart
 
Item# 10207200
Size: H 14 15/16" 8 15/16"

Enveloped by a herd of wild horses, the Equus Crystal Vase pays homage to the most beautiful conquest ever made by Man, the ultimate symbol of strength and speed. The ground trembles and dances under their crystal hooves, while the movement of their manes whipping in the wind evokes a spirit of freedom and independence. Highlighted by the brilliance of crystal, this masterpiece, limited to 999 pieces, appeals to those who have a passion for horses, as well as those who have an affinity for highly sculptured design. This beautiful Equus Crystal Vase, carved in pure crystal, embodies the "savoir-faire" and the unique expertise of Lalique Crystal glass-masters who ensure the esteemed Lalique Crystal France signature endures as a statement of authenticity, quality and luxury, respected and admired by discerning connoisseurs worldwide. Handcrafted in France.

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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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