A stunning limited edition clear and coloured glass scent bottle, the clear glass body containing the original Lalique perfume complete with a deep red glass stopper in the form of entwined butterflies with fine detail, signed Lalique France and numbered to base.
LALIQUE 2011 CRYSTAL FLACON ENVOL LIMITED EDITION 1500 Each year since 1994, Lalique has elevated the art of the perfume Flacon to the summit of creativity. This 2011 Flacon Collection, fashioned in a Limited, Numbered and Signed Edition, unites an inspiration from the works of René Lalique with a modernity that is informed by the most exquisite techniques of our master craftsmen. The latest masterpiece from the house of Lalique is limited worldwide to 1500 individually numbered flacons for 2011. René Lalique never lost his fascination for butterflies. Today, a knot of butterflies, their colour ranging from poppy to fuchsia, alights on the nectar of the Perfume Lalique de Lalique, amusky, floral bouquet created in 1992, as if irresistibly lured by its refined floral scent. The flacon portrays a swarm of butterflies upon fuchsia poppies imbued with the heady nectar of Lalique de Lalique perfume - drawn irresistibly by its subtle floral character. Poetry in motion, delicate and luxurious. A radiant, feminine scent with a floral top note and a gentle fruity heart. The chords of vanilla and musk lend a seductive charisma.The annual flacon for 2011 with its crown of colourful butterflies and finely branched relief was a great challenge for the glass master craftsmen. After the crystal has carefully been chosen, each ball is hand blown, polished with unsurpassed sensitivity and then engraved, numbered and signed. At the same time, the crystal glass for the closure is hand pressed and carefully moulded. Then it is heated again in order to create the very special red colouring. From matte carmine to transparent fuchsia, the colour intensity varies depending on the thickness of the crystal and the refraction of light. This precious collector's item is embedded in a luxurious jewellery coffret which is decorated with embossed butterflies.
Height: 11.8 cm
Condition: Excellent Condition
Materials: Clear & coloured Glass
René Lalique (1860-1945) began his career as a jewellery apprentice at the age of 16, and by 1881 he was a freelance designer for many of the best-known Parisian jewellers. In 1885, he opened his own workshop on Place Gaillon in Paris, the former workshop of Jules Destape. In 1887, Lalique opened a business on Rue du Quatre-Septembre, and registered the "RL" mark the following year. In 1890, he opened a shop in the Opera District of Paris. Within a decade, Lalique was amongst the best-known Parisian jewellers.
In 1905, Lalique opened a new shop at Place Vendôme which exhibited not only jewellery, but glass works as well. It was close to the shop of renowned perfumer François Coty; in 1907, Lalique began producing ornate perfume bottles for Coty. The production of glass objects began at his country villa in 1902, and continued there until at least 1912. The first Lalique glassworks opened in 1909 in a rented facility in Combs-la-Ville, which Lalique later purchased in 1913. In December 1912, Lalique hosted an exhibition of Lalique Glass—as his glass would come to be known—at the Place Vendôme shop. During the First World War, the glassworks produced mundane items in support of the war effort. In 1919, work began on a new production facility in Wingen-sur-Moder, which opened in 1921. From 1925-1931, Lalique produced 29 models of hood ornaments; a mermaid statuette first produced in 1920 was also later sold as a hood ornament. During the 1920s and 1930s, Lalique was amongst the world's most renowned glassmakers.
René Lalique died in 1945. His son Marc Lalique took over the business, operating initially as "M.Lalique" and later as "Cristal Lalique". Under Marc's leadership, the company transitioned from producing its famous Lalique Glass to producing lead glass, commonly known as crystal. Marie-Claude Lalique took control of the company following Marc's death in 1977. It was sold to Pochet in 1994 and to a partnership of Art & Fragrance and the holding company Financière Saint-Germain in 2008. Since 2010, Cristal Lalique has been wholly owned by Art & Fragrance.
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