Rene Lalique Vases No 1 plate

£450.00

Antique Reference 2531

Rene Lalique Vases No 1 plate

Description

Rene Lalique Vases No 1 plate. A beautiful glass plate with a design of clear vases and a background of flowers and leaves with original brown. Moulded mark to the interior VDA France. This is a very rare mark used by Rene Lalique between 1921 and 1923 only and stands for Verrerie d’Alsace. 1921 was the year that Lalique opened his Verrerie d’Alsace and this piece would have been one of the earliest pieces of glass produced at the works. It is rare to find the VDA ( Verrerie d’Alsace) mark as this was only briefly used. The glassworks based in Wingen-Sur-Moder became one of the most significant glassworks in the history of glass. Designed 1921 and Marcilhac number 3019.

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 jeweller 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.

More information regarding Rene Lalique can be found in the Artists Section

Date Designed 1921

Condition In excellent original condition .

Dimensions Approximate width 27.3cm

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