Wonderful vase designed by Charles Graffart from the Art Deco collection of 1939, titled ‘Fontenay’. The vase is cut in the classic ‘Cotés plates’.
In fabulous condition.
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.
It is 165 mm tall. In new condition (perfect).
The lot will be thoroughly packaged and shipped with insurance in fitting (possibly double) packaging.
DPD will be used for destinations in 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.
- Vaso 'Piatti Fontenay Taillé Cotés'
- Designer / Artista
- Charles Graffart
- Produttore / Marchio
- Val Saint Lambert
- Art Déco
- Epoca stimata
- Paese d’origine
- Come nuovo - mai usata