Hubert Léga, Charles Graffart - Val Saint Lambert - Vase "Aline" - Kristall

Hubert Léga, Charles Graffart - Val Saint Lambert - Vase "Aline" - Kristall
Belgien - 1980-1989

Vase 'Aline' in doubled red crystal. ‘Aline’ is a design by Hubert Léga, one of the three most important designers that brought new life to Val Saint Lambert in the 1980s, together with P. Dias and Xavier Crespo. ‘Aline’ was issued in ruby-red, emerald-green and amethyst. The vase is in new condition and signed on the bottom. It is included in the catalogue of the 1980s. This copy is a special version with the cutting work done by Charles Graffart meant for the vase ‘Aberdeen’ that was designed in 1956. A very rare combination of a new design with classic, exclusive cutting work.

This vase is made of crystal with a lead content of approx. 33-40%, which is a lot higher than the legally determined 24%. It gives the piece a gorgeous quality and brilliance. The technique to make this bicoloured crystal is called doubling: the vase is mouthblown of clear crystal and after resting the crystal, it is doubled (also referred to as ‘bubbled’) with ruby-red crystal. Then the red crystal is cut back, exposing the clear crystal again. Subsequently, the facets are cut and the last step is a polishing with lava rock and a linen cloth. This labour-intensive process produces a marvellous result of the highest quality.

Today, Val-Saint-Lambert has a presence in more than forty countries, from the USA to Saudi Arabia, from Spain to Japan. It has become the business card of Walloon. The government took a stake in the company in the 1980s due the impending bankruptcy of the company. A Val Saint Lambert piece, famous for its marvellous double-coloured cut crystal, is a sought-after collector’s item or an expensive business gift, also for princes and diplomats. The company for instance supplied the glass seats (amongst others, because of the ‘frigidity’ of the material) for the World Exhibition in Sevilla. The offering has been broadened and modernised since, though the manufacturing of the unique pieces is still artisanal.

165 mm in height.

The lot will be adequately packaged and shipped with insurance in fitting (possibly double) packaging.
DPD for destinations within the European Union, National Mail (Bpost) for other destinations. The mentioned shipping costs are for the mainland. Overseas territories and islands may require a surcharge unless it is separately mentioned in the list with shipping costs. A surcharge for customs-related formalities is included in the advertised shipping costs. Any possible import taxes are for the account of the buyer.

Vase "Aline"
Designer/ Künstler
Hubert Léga, Charles Graffart
Hersteller/ Marke
Val Saint Lambert
Modell/ Name
Aline Taillé LH 220
Geschätzter Zeitraum
Hervorragender Zustand - kaum gebraucht, mit minimalen Altersspuren & Verschleißerscheinungen
16.3×0×0 cm
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