We bring to you a beautiful modern clear Lalique Bacchantes Vase (model 122000 made in 1993), which is in mint condition and its etched Lalique France, with the motif highlighted on the base. The vase stands 9 ½ inches high and is of a substantial weight and is available to purchase for a sales price of £2950. (Item 119).
Rene Lalique (1860 – 1945) was French and born in the village of Ay. He was a rural 19th century man in a pre-industrialised Europe who became one of the most famous glass designers in the world. He was noted for his jewellery, perfume bottles, vases, chandeliers, clocks and car hood ornaments. He started drawing and sketching as a child and was apprentice to Louis Aucoc following the death of his father when he was about 15. He even spent some time studying in England at Sydenham Art College in London. He was noted for his art deco stlye and famously produced glass for the dining room and grand salon of SS Normandie and the glass alter piece for St Mathews Church in Jersey. His work both old and modern is highly collectable and much is investment grade. His name is associated with some of the finest glassware and jewellery available and his name and glassware lives on with many Exhibitions, Auction Houses, Galleries and Shops selling a variety of original and modern limited edition pieces.
The Rene Lalique Bacchantes vase is one of the most collectable pieces of Art Nouveau glassware in existence, with the original made in 1927 regularly fetching well over £30k at auction. The Bacchante are the beautiful, exotic female nudes who were the followers of Bacchus, the God of Wine. The vase is heavy and the frieze of classical nudes are carved in high relief with the vase being produced in a variety of colours. These ranged from clear, through opalescence (typically associated with many Lalique pieces) to grey and amber, the latter being a popular colour in the 1930’s.