Lalique Gregoire Toad
This charming golden crystal toad is crafted with exquisite details. After the sculpture is released from the mold, it’s handpainted with 24-karat gold and then reheated, infusing the crystal with the metal and giving it a luminescent glow. 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 1/3"W x 3"H. Made in France.