This is a beautiful Lalique France Pinsons 9.25 niche diameter bowl. Wonderful frosted crystal bowl with birds and ferns throughout. The piece is in excellent original condition, nice and clear. There are NO cracks, chips, or repairs. Signed on the bottom Lalique France.
Based on size I would call it a fruit bowl but it could have many uses. It measures 9.25" in diameter and about 3.7" tall. It is a heavy piece weighing in at 3 pounds 14 ounces. Pinsons' in French is'Finches' in English. It was first introduced in 1933 by Rene Lalique.The bowl has thick walls, the exterior is decorated with intricate relief designs featuring a series of detailed finches among arches, overlapping leaves with serrated edges. I tried to show the intriacate detailing with my photographs. Signed Lalique France in the center bottom of the bowl in very tiny script. We do not have the original retail gift box but will pack carefully and insure.
Lalique crystal has always been handcrafted in the Workshops that Rene Lalique built in 1921. They are located in the village of Wingen-sur-Moder in Alsace, a region of France which has the strongest glassmaking traditions.It has remained to this day the worlds sole Lalique production facility. Rene Lalique became famous for his designs of both jewelry and art glass. The company curtailed operations during the German occupation of WWII. Rene passed right at the end of the war in 1945. His son Marc then took over the business and made some important changes. He changed the basic formula from 12% lead oxide demi crystal to 24% full lead crystal. This made pieces produced after 1945 much brighter, sparkling, more transparent, and much heavier because of all that lead content.
Marc was later succeeded by Renes grand daughter Marie, who designed this piece. Thanks to a team of passionate designers, Lalique creates each year beautiful pieces inspired by three themes dear to Rene Lalique: women, flora and fauna.In the creation studio, designers use traditional techniques such as drawing and modelling but also new technologies thanks to digitization and 3D printing. Once at the factory, the manufacturing process begins. A single crystal piece can require up to 40 different steps. With precise and regular movements, the human hand, that of both artist and craftsman, creates pieces of exceptional quality while preserving the ancestral know-how. Lalique is proud to count among its craftsmen four who carry the title of Best Craftsmen in France. The first few stages of the long process of production are related to the manufacturing of the molds which is a fundamental know-how of the factory. Then the glassmakers brave extreme temperatures in the hot glass workshops in order to gather, clean, shape and reheat the crystal. The melting crystal can reach 1,400°C and is captured and manipulated using a variety of techniques. In the cold glass workshops, a piece will undergo a succession of manual operations. These represent 2/3 of the time spent on the manufacturing of each object.
The importance given to cold glass is characteristic of Lalique. It is the result of the extreme attention given to details, finishing and to the sculpture of each creation.The pieces are selected not only according to technical criteria (absence of defects) but also according to aesthetic criteria, with full respect of the creative teams intentions. During the entire process, each item is subject to rigorous checks before it can be signed by hand, a guarantee of its authenticity and quality. The item "Lalique Pinsons Bowl Finches in Foliage 9.25 Mint Signed & Guaranteed Authentic" is in sale since Thursday, October 22, 2020.
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