Val Saint Lambert - Vaso - Cristallo

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Val Saint Lambert - Vaso - Cristallo
Belgio - 1970-1979

Beautiful flower vase in doubled emerald green crystal, made by Val Saint Lambert in the 1970s. The vase is in fabulous condition and signed 'Val St Lambert' on the bottom.

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 form is mouthblown of clear crystal and after resting the crystal, it is doubled (also referred to as ‘bubbled’) with emerald-green crystal. Then the green 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.

Height: 145mm

The lot will be securely 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.

Dettagli lotto
Oggetto
Vaso
Materiale
Cristallo
Produttore / Marchio
Val Saint Lambert
Epoca stimata
1970-1979
Paese d’origine
Belgio
Condizioni
In ottime condizioni - usato raramente e con lievi segni di usura e dell’età.
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