Wonderful vase, a unique copy by Val Saint Lambert made in the 1970s. The vase is in perfect condition and is signed ‘Val St Lambert PU’ on the bottom and still has the original stocker.
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 polish 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.
235 mm in height.
The lot will be securely packaged and shipped with insurance in fitting (possibly double) packaging.
DPD will be used for destinations in the EU, Bpost for other destinations. The shipping costs are applicable for the mainland only. Overseas destinations and islands may require a surcharge unless it is mentioned separately in the list with shipping costs. A surcharge for customs-related formalities is included in the mentioned costs. Possible import taxes are for the buyer’s account.
- Vaso 'Pièce Unique'
- Produttore / Marchio
- Val Saint Lambert
- Epoca stimata
- Paese d’origine
- Come nuovo - mai usata