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French Frosted Glass Vase, in the "Martinets" pattern, manufactured by Lalique, ca. late 20th century

French Frosted Glass Vase, in the "Martinets" pattern, manufactured by Lalique, ca. late 20th century

Item Description:

Lalique "Martinets" Vase, the thick frosted glass body with the image of swirling birds in high relief and a polished lip, engraved maker's marks "Lalique, France", on base


Appears fine. Please contact for specific condition questions.


Acquired by the current owner in West Hartford, Connecticut, ca. 1984-1988


Height 9.75 in. x Width 6.38 in.

About The Artist:

René Jules Lalique (1860-1945) was a French glass designer known for his creations of glass art, perfume bottles, vases, jewelry, chandeliers, clocks and automobile hood ornaments. Lalique's early life was spent learning the methods of design and art that he would use in the future. At the age of two, his family moved to a suburb of Paris, France, but traveled to Aÿ, Marne, for summer holidays. These trips influenced Lalique's later naturalistic glasswork. Especially in the 1920s, he became noted for his distinct work in the Art Deco style, with strongly colored, organic objects. Frosted glass is made by the sandblasting or acid etching of a clear sheet of glass. It has the effect of rendering the glass translucent by scattering light during transmission, thus blurring images while still transmitting light. This process forms an uneven surface, imitating what "frosting" would look like on smooth surfaces.

This form was designed in 1982 by Marie-Claude Lalique, the granddaughter of René Jules Lalique. This vase was introduced in 1984 and the design is still available today.


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