Lalique Crystal Paris Vintage Lion Head "tete De Lion" - Paperweight - Signed For Sale
Lalique Crystal Paris Vintage Lion Head "Tete de Lion" - Paperweight - Signed
A Perfect Discounted Gift for the Real Lion in Your Life!
This item was purchased new in 1995/ 1996 for a lion of an executive... subsequently these beast of mastery has endured battle!
This is certainly a stunning piece of pre-owned signed Lalique crystal!
This outrageous striking 'King of Beasts' is currently unavailable from Lalique and thus rare. A similarly sized paperweight of a horse currently sells for $895. This design dates form the 1970's and is definitely vintage! This is a bold decorative item of strength, majesty, passion, skill, and victory!At just about one and one-quarter pounds, your royal beast will stand his glorious guard on your precious documents as a paperweight! The sculpture measures a little over three inches high, about three and three-quarter inches long, and is just over two and one-half inches wide.
This flowing deco-style, timeless sculpture includes, engraved in signature script, "LaliqueºFrance." This is truly a passionate 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 the following blemishes: A chip in the front-right where lower cheek meets 'whiskers', and smaller chips in the similar area on the right side - a scratch on the right side of face, some tiny chipping on the right-side forehead, a minor chip on the lower mane on the right side, minor scratches on the base toward the right-side rear, and a chip from the front left bottom corner. Lastly, there are scratches on the bottom. This is certainly a fine, cared-for piece - we would not want to see his victim!
Packaging & Shipping Info
This item does not include original box, as it was purchased to be handled and strike fear in viewers, 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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Lalique Crystal Paris Vintage Lion Head "tete De Lion" - Paperweight - Signed: $67