The sides of this exceptional crystal vase feature sculpted peonies, a flower that serves as a symbol of prosperity, beauty and honor. Their modeling also evokes the process of lost wax sculpture, in which the craftsman breaks the plaster mould to reveal the piece. René Lalique founded his firm in Paris in 1888, 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. All Lalique crystal items are handcrafted in the company’s sole manufacturing site, which has been located in the Alsace region in France since 1921.
- Handcrafted satin-finished crystal.
- Handmade in France.
- 4 3/4" sq. x 5 1/2"H.