donderdag 4 juli 2013

RENÉ LALIQUE (1860 – 1945)

The same museum of my posting of yesterday had also an exhibition of the glass works of René Lalique. The famous french glass designer ( also a gifted jeweller) from the art nouveau and art deco period in france.

It is for sure worth a visit.

The dragonflies look real but are just engravings in glass. Lalique made mass production from highly designed glass possible with his own glass factory in Combs-la-Ville in 1909 by using a kind of crystal glass with 12% lead oxide ( normally 24% is used) and metal malls. The growing of the perfume industry with their glass bottles was a great help as one of the main designers for these. They must have a highly distinctive appearance and still be payable in mass production.

3 opmerkingen:

  1. Those dragonflies are really great looking. In regards to the comment you left on my blog, you are right, but there are many times I get the feeling that this isn't going to be the way much longer. I hope those feelings go unfounded.

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  2. Lalique's work is classic and highly sought after over here.

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  3. incredible to see how delicate these are.
    thanks for the peek, SC

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