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Lalique Crystal Paris Tambwee Lion Cubs - Satin Finish - Signed For Sale
Lalique Crystal Paris Tambwee Lion Cubs - Satin Finish - Signed
A Perfect Discounted Gift for the Lion Cub Lover in Your Life!
This item was purchased new in 1995/ 1996 and certainly given lots of love from a warm household with lots of children... subsequently these delightful cubs have endured the most minor scuffing as stated.
This is certainly a stunning piece of pre-owned signed Lalique crystal!
These charming cubs sell new on the Lalique website for $855.00. They are a charming, playful, happy, and well-balanced with quite a lot of personality and feeling.At just about one and three-quarters pounds, your new little friends could certainly stand playfully on guard of your precious documents as a paperweight! The sculpture measures a little over five inches long and is just over four inches wide and almost three and a half inches thick.
This lovely, timeless sculpture includes, engraved in signature script, "LaliqueºFrance." This is truly a lovely piece from the Lalique artisans. Display it elegantly in a lighted curio or prominently on your office desk and it will immediately draw attention.
Excellent overall with a barely noticeable minor scrape in the satin finish on the left-front paw of the dominant cub and minor scuffing on edges of tails. The Lalique sticker was moved to the bottom, an additional sticker is there but the top rubbed off and four felt padded feet have been added. This is certainly a fine, cared-for piece!
Packaging & Shipping Info
This item does not include original box, as it was purchased to be handled and enjoyed, however will ship in a safe insured box with padding and love!
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 response is critical for every business (as a buyer or a seller.)
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