A representation of Flore, goddess of nature and spring in Roman mythology. The sculpture's refined and powerful curves are highlighted by a particular luminosity, showing the extraordinary capacity of Lalique glass masters to give crystal both shape and life. René Lalique founded his firm in Paris in 1885, and soon became a celebrated jeweler whose designs contributed significantly to the Art Nouveau movement at the turn of the century. In the 1920s, an order for perfume bottles led him to develop a glass-making technique that would endure as Lalique’s signature characteristics: iced surfaces, elaborate or partially realistic patterns in relief, and occasionally applied or inlaid color. 4"L x 4 3/4"H. Made in France.