FROM LALIQUE COLLECTION CRYSTAL, COMES THIS DEER PAPERWEIGHT…RARE..ETCHED SIGNATURE WITH THE NAME LALIQUE ON BASE AND ALSO THE WORD PARIS!!. THE WEIGHT IS 8.8 OZ.  THE DEER IS FROST AND THE BASE IS CLEAR.  THERE ARE NO CRACKS OR CHIPS.  IT IS SIGNED IN THE FRONT WITH THE WORDING.  THIS IS A GREAT PIECE FROM LALIQUE.

At the beginning of the 20th century, René Lalique was already a much-admired Art Nouveau artist. He had already created some flacons, unique models, objets d’art, completely unrelated to the flacons produced at that time for the perfume industry. Later in 1908, his meeting with François Coty would be a catalyst for an unprecedented expansion in this industry. In 1909, as René Lalique said it, he created his first complete flacon for the perfume “Cyclamen” of Coty. For the fist time, the names of the perfumer and the perfume were, actually, molded directly on the surface of the object itself, in this case, on the stopper. Since then, collectors all over the world have been searching for the most beautiful pieces. For them, and to celebrate the launch of our own first perfume in 1993 in the beautiful honeysuckle flacon, Lalique creates every year a limited edition, signed and numbered. These pieces of art are hand made by our master glass workers.

Retails for $350.00 or more!

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