Music Is Love by Lalique is a limited collection of crystal sculptures which was created in collaboration with Sir Elton John. “Love is one of the primary forces that can unite us and bring us together despite our differences”. “The heart is a universal symbol of love”, and “music is a powerful medium for expressing all the many faces of love”. As Sir Elton John said, music is also a universal language, “this is why I believe that music and love are synonymous, that music IS love”. Amazing heart-shaped crystal sculptures “Music Is Love Heart sculpture” charm us and become alive with a constantly changing play of the light and shadows. It is about a unique art by Lalique, or a hypnotic crystal alchemy – a mysterious beauty of this material is timeless. These art pieces are marked with a complicated composition and intricate patterns looking into which we can notice a treble clef. It is about an exceptional synthesis of ancient artisan traditions and modernity revealed in a three-dimensional symbolic object. Crystal is a unique substance which is sensual and fragile at the same time. Lalique turns this material into a true art discovering its soul and timeless beauty.
Limited edition numbered 530/999, signed Lalique France
Height: 12 cm
Width: 14 cm
Condition: New Condition
Materials: Clear Crystal Glass with silvered highlights
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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