Collectors: 1980s - 90s French Lalique Thalie Dove Pin / Ring Handcrafted Crystal Glass Dish
This modern work of unmistakable Lalique crystal is of the Thalie design, featuring the sculpture of a dove with wings spread to take flight.
This piece is a rare find, with the design no longer being in production and would have been hand crafted in Lalique's Alsace France workshops.
An exquisitely elegant signature collectable.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Lalique is a French glassmaker with international fame, founded by renowned glassmaker and jeweller René Lalique in 1888. Lalique is best known for producing glass art, including perfume bottles, vases, and hood ornaments during the early twentieth century. Following the death of René, Lalique transitioned to producing lead glass (crystal) works during the 1950s while under the direction of René's son, Marc Lalique. Since 2010, Lalique has been owned by Swiss company Art and Fragrance.
Very good condition, there are no chips or cracks, and negligible base wear. Please see photos as part of the condition report. The base of the dish is etched with "Lalique ® France".
c. 4" / 10 cm tall x 4" / 10 cm in diameter.
Unpackaged weight: 0.2 kg / 222 g
Crystal glass will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
Vianne Art Deco Golden Mouchete Glass and Brass Ormulu Anemone Lamp, Early 20th C., French
THE ITEM This set is of two parts; first, the lampshade;
This particular hand blown lampshade is a rare early 20th century find - in its combination of quality, shape and colour palette. The bursts and swirls of deeper amber within the varying shades of gold are particularly refined in the mouchete satin or 'satine' effect. If you search online, you will see later lampshades of mouchete satin displayed a coarser blend in colours. The lamp shade bears the etched Vianne signature as well as the original Vianne label.
The second part, the lamp base is a gloriously golden brass ormulu example of art deco abstract anemone and geometric design, with three arms supporting the lampshade. The arms each have a screw with which you tighten to secure the lampshade in place, I have left these deliberately loose in the photos. The lamp base is unmarked.
Together, the two pieces offer a lamp which is a wonderful representation of sunshine itself to brighten any room, whatever the season.
Lampshade: excellent, no chips, cracks or scratches, faint wear around edge of rim commensurable with age. Lamp base has small stains, again commensurable with age, however is fully functioning. Note that the plug extension is European and lightbulb is not included. Please do see photos as part of condition report. The light is fitted with a European plug and in excellent working condition.
MEASUREMENTS Lamp shade - height: c. 7.8" / 20 cm by c. 8.1" / 21 cm diameter Lamp base - height: c. 6.3" /16.5 cm by width: c. 7.3" / 19 cm (arm to arm) Lamp shade and base combined - height: 13.1" / 34 cm
Unpackaged weight (lampshade and base) c. 2.1 kg / 2,063 g
NOTES Lamp base and shade will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A BIT OF HISTORY Vianne was one of the biggest glass companies in France who produced fine hand blown glassware and was the last surviving glass company in France to do so until its closure in 2005. Vianne lampshades were used widely all over the world and its likely that you can still find some of their late 20th century pieces in lighting stores today.
Brass Ormulu (from French or moulu, signifying ground or pounded gold) is an English term, used since the 18th century for the gilding technique of applying finely ground, high-carat gold–mercury amalgam to an object of bronze, and for objects finished in this way. The mercury is driven off in a kiln leaving behind a gold coating. The French refer to this technique as bronze doré; in English, it is known as "gilt bronze".
Antique French Pierrefonds Art Nouveau Pale Turquoise, Yellow Crystalline Glaze Solifleur Bud Vase
THE ITEM This stunning piece is all about the form and the glaze, both of which speak volumes about the craftsmanship and skill in creating this piece.
The pale turquoise crystalline areas are bordered with a grey green metallic lustre overlaying a soft lemon yellow glossy underglaze. The glaze sits on a slender Solifleur bud vase shaped body, with subtly organic, graceful ridges and curves of the art nouveau influences gracing the bulb of the vase.
The vase is inscribed on its base with the model number, Pierrefonds mark and coat of arms insignia.
A BIT OF HISTORY Pierrefonds - full name, the 'Societe Faienciere Heraldique de Pierrefonds' pottery studio was founded in the village of Pierrefonds France in 1903 by Count Hallez d’Arros and is renowned for its sophisticated forms covered in crystalline and flambe glazes. The mark features an armoured helmet, flanked by the letters "P" and "H".
CONDITION Very good, no chips of cracks, with the exception of a small scuff measuring c. 0.2" / 0.5 cm and some chips on the base of the vase, which are not visible when upright. Wear is commensurable with the age of the piece, please see photos as part of condition report.
MEASUREMENTS Height: c. 8.5" / 22.5 cm by c. 5" / 13.5 cm across the body's widest point.
Unpackaged weight: c. 0.5 kg / 549 g
NOTES Vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.