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RENE LALIQUE – Vase Ormeaux - c. 1930

RENE LALIQUE – Vase Ormeaux - c. 1930

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Vase Ormeaux is designed in 1926 and an early production of René Jules Lalique (1860 -1945) who was a highly talented and profilic French goldsmith and glass artist whose work is considered Art Nouveau and Art Deco. His supremely elegant and meticulous art has, more than any other, profoundly marked the Art Deco style that triumphed in France between the two world wars while remaining surprisingly contemporary. Having established a career as a leading designer of exclusive jewellery in the Art Nouveau style, Lalique had 1910 turned his attention to luxury glassmaking. His imaginative, highly original glassware was functionals as decorative. He employed a variety of techniques like acid etching with sandblasting to produce a frosty opalescence. Lalique's glass work had exceptional relief, a very refined decoration and was made in three ways: blown into moulds with the mouth, mechanically made: “aspiré-soufflé” or “pressé-soufflé”, or it was press moulded. The base material was semi-crystal - glass with maximum fifty percent lead, colourless or coloured with metal oxides, sulphite and chlorides. Opal glass was obtained by processing a layer of opaque white glass between two layers of coloured glass. Other forms of decoration were obtained by staining it with enamel; by etching it with acids and by exposing glass to the gasses of metal oxides in a muffle furnace or by polishing it with polishing red or high-speed polishing discs. Many of his jewels were commissioned by Sarah Bernhardt and his most important client Calouste Gulbenkian. Lalique made jewellery for Cartier, Bocheron, Destape and Aucoq and perfume bottles for Coty, Roger et Gallet, Worth and Maison Lalique. He became world famous with the monumental glass fountain and his own pavilion at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industrielles in Paris in 1925 and made all the luxury glass and lightning for the 1st class of the ocean liner Le Normandie and for the luxury train Orient Express. Around 1926 Lalique opened up to architectural projects such as wall panels, outdoor fountains and church stained glass windows for, among others, the Palace of Prince Asaka in Tokyo and the extraordinary St Matthew's Church in Jersey.


    Ormeaux model also called Feuillages   was created on December 30th 1926 by René Lalique and is hence early production. This vase figured in the catalogue of 1928 and 1932, and was discontinued after 1947. Mold-blown, satinated and cased glass with sepia patina and acid etched décor of young leafs. Documented with large picture on page 273 of the book “René Lalique, Enchanted by Glass”, Kelley Jo Elliot and edited by The Corning Museum of Glass, New York and Yale University Press. With picture in Catalogue des Verreries de René Lalique of 1932, no 984, planche 25, priced 150 francs. Also documented in R. Lalique: Catalog Raisonné de l'Oeuvre de Verre by Félix Marcilhac, 1994, page 435, no. 984. Coupe Ormeaux with picture featred p. 303 in book 100 jaar Europese Glaskunst, Dr. Giuseppe Cappa.


    Signature R. Lalique France in the mould. As of 1925-1930 France is added to the signature.  Glasmarken Lexikon - Carolus Hartman - P. 682 and P. 239 – 5262 – around 1925.

  • DATE:

    c. 1930


    Semi-crystal: glass with maximum fifty percent lead


    France, Epinay-sur-Seine

  • SIZE:

    17 cm high - 6,69 inch 


    0,8 kg – 1,76 lb


     Very good condition (infinetisimal small chip on the collar)


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2.500,00 €Price
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