Lalique - Soaring Lalique Acrobat Statue

Description
Lalique - Soaring Lalique Acrobat Statue
France - 2000-Present - Crystal

Lalique Soaring Acrobat Statue - Brand New in box - purchased directly from Lalique.

Graphic and poetic, its curves stunningly follow the rhythm of light, drawing the eye into swirls of crystal - A rare form of this Lalique treasure.

Extremely heavy for this classic piece measuring 26cm tall and 21cm x 8cm

Lalique's powerful imagination led to the design of a variety of different pieces: Vases, bowls, statuettes, animals, clocks, boxes, bottles, glasses and carafes which he created from glass at the Wingen-sur-Moder studio starting in 1921.

Today, Lalique perpetuates this tradition with crystal productions of either pieces originally designed by René, Marc or Marie-Claude Lalique, or new pieces from the Lalique design studio.

René Lalique became synonymous with French Art Nouveau decorative arts. René Lalique was born in 1860 and first began designing fine jewelry in Paris in 1881. Lalique pursued increasingly more innovative experimentation in glass commencing around 1883. Early works used the familiar "lost wax" technique by which the model is made in wax while a mold is formed around the model. Then, the wax is melted and molten glass is poured into the mold. Lalique glass was made in this manner until approximately 1905 at which time the factory was redesigned for a larger production.

As such, the individual uniqueness of each example of Lalique glass came to an end with the end of the one-time only molding technique around wax models. The success of this venture resulted in the opening of his own glassworks at Combs-la-Ville in 1909. During the art nouveau period, Lalique was well known for a wide variety of objects including perfume bottles, vases, inkwells, decorative boxes, and bookends.

Lalique glass is lead based, either mold blown or pressed. Favored motifs during the Art Nouveau period were dancing nymphs, fish, dragonflies, and foliage. Characteristically the glass is crystal in combination with acid-etched relief. In addition to vases, clocks, automobile mascots, stemware, and bottles, many other useful objects were produced. While not well known, Lalique also experimented with bronze and other materials as well.

Lot details
Object
Soaring Lalique Acrobat Statue
Material
Crystal
Manufacturer/ Brand
Lalique
Style
Art Nouveau
Estimated Period
2000-Present
Country of Origin
France
Condition
As new - unused
Dimensions
26×21×8 cm
Weight
2645 g
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