Beautiful vase in Art-Deco style, probably a design by Charles Graffart. Large model: 27 cm.
The vase is in perfect condition and signed ‘Val St Lambert’. She also has the original sticker, which helps us date the vase in the 1950s.
This vase is made of crystal with a lead content of approx. 33-40%, which is a lot higher than the legally determined 24% for lead crystal. It gives the piece a gorgeous quality and brilliance. The technique to make this bicoloured crystal is called doubling: the vase is mouthblown of clear crystal and after resting the crystal, it is doubled (also referred to as ‘bubbled’) with ruby-red crystal. Then the red crystal is cut back, exposing the clear crystal again. Subsequently, the facets are cut and the last step is a polishing with lava rock and a linen cloth. This labour-intensive process produces a wonderful result of the highest quality.
Today, Val-Saint-Lambert has a presence in more than forty countries, from the USA to Saudi Arabia, from Spain to Japan. It has become the business card of Walloon. The government took a stake in the company in the 1980s due the impending bankruptcy of the company. A Val Saint Lambert piece, famous for its marvellous double-coloured cut crystal, is a sought-after collector’s item or an expensive business gift, also for princes and diplomats. The company for instance supplied the glass seats (amongst others, because of the ‘frigidity’ of the material) for the World Exhibition in Sevilla. The offering has been broadened and modernised, though the manufacturing of unique pieces is still artisanal.
Well-cared for and insured shipment in fitting packaging (possibly double).
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Due to the fragility of this lot, it will not be possible to combine it with other possible lots from the same auction. Other lots will require to be paid for additionally. This supplement will not exceed the indicated shipping costs.
- Vaso 27 cm
- Designer / Artista
- Charles Graffart
- Produttore / Marchio
- Val Saint Lambert
- Art Déco
- Epoca stimata
- Paese d’origine
- Come nuovo - mai usata