Embodying the creative genius and exceptional know-how of master glassmakers, Lalique's crystal shark is conveyed with striking realism — from the dynamic body movement to its textured skin and sharp teeth — and highlighted by the remarkable beauty of Persepolis blue. 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. Handcrafted in France. 4 1/2"L x 3 1/2"W x 2 3/4"H.