Rene Lalique Ondines bowl

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Rene Lalique Ondines bowl

£1,995.00

Antique Reference #:1854

Rene Lalique Ondines bowl

Description

Description

Rene Lalique opalescent glass bowl in the Ondines Pattern showing a design of sea nymphs dancing in the sea. Excellent opalescence and colour. First designed c 1921. Signed R Lalique to the underside. Excellent original condition. Approx diameter 21 cm

History

Rene Lalique 1880-1945 Rene Lalique was born a rural 19th century man in a pre-industrialized Europe. It was a time before light bulbs, and telephones, before automobiles and washing machines and electricity. But by the time of his death in 1945 at the dawn of the atomic age, he would have completed two careers spanning two different centuries. In 1900 at the age of 40, he was the most celebrated jeweler in the world and an art nouveau artist and designer of magnificent proportions. But by 1925 at the height of the art deco era he was the most celebrated glassmaker in the world. In between Lalique would leave his contemporaries behind as he turned from creating unique jewellery and objects d’art, to the mass production of innovative and usable art glass. He brought glass into the home of everyday people where it had never been before, and he worked out the industrial techniques to mass produce his useful art glass objects on a scale and cost to complement the spreading industrial revolution and resulting worldwide appeal.

Date Design first introduced 1921

Condition Excellent original condition. No nicks chips or polishing. Light wear to the inside

Dimensions Approximate width 21 cm

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