LALIQUE France Crystal Art Glass - Happy Chat (Happy Cat). The figure is in perfect condition and would be a b.Eautiful addition to your collection... Has the original Lalique France sticker near the bottom. 3 1/2" x 2 1/2". Frosted clear crystal cat kitten lying figurine, style number 1179500. Figure is in excellent mint condition with no damage. Please note that this item does NOT come with its original box. Nevertheless, the item will be packaged very carefully with the appropriate materials in order to ensure that it gets to you in its best condition.
René Jules Lalique (French, 18601945) was a jeweler and glass designer, and a leading figure of the Art Nouveau movement. Born in the Marne region of France, Lalique trained as a goldsmith, and later attended the School of Decorative Arts, Paris, and the Crystal Palace School of Art in London. In 1885, he established his own company in Paris, and began making jewelry and other glass objects. His Art Nouveau brooches and combs, as well as his naturalistic approach, gained him widespread acclaim at the Paris international exhibition in 1900.His favorite subjects were womenrepresented with flowing hair and elaborate draperyand animals, particularly snakes and insects. In contrast to machine-produced jewelry, Laliques pieces were elegant with relatively few precious stones incorporated into the design. He also experimented with rock crystal, and became the leading advocate for the use of glass in architectural structures. An order for perfume bottles led to the development of his signature style, characterized by iced surfaces, elaborate or partially realistic patterns in relief, and occasionally applied or inlaid color. His relief decoration was produced by blowing into molds or by pressing.
These new designs were shown at the Paris International Exhibition in 1925. Following his death, Laliques factory passed to his son, Marc Lalique.Today, his work is part of the collections of major institutions around the world, including the Museu Calouste Gulbenkian in Lisbon, the Musée Lalique and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in France, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Corning Museum in New York, and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Now the Lalique organisation crafts beautiful vases, bowls and object d;arts such as this beautiful cat.
The item "Lalique France Crystal Art Frosted Heggie Cat lying down" is in sale since Monday, July 8, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery, Glass\Glass\Art Glass\French". The seller is "bingsbaubles" and is located in Albert Park. This item can be shipped worldwide.