French Art Nouveau Art Deco Brass and Glass Lalique Style ChandelierLalique
Stylish and classy French Art Nouveau / Art Deco brass and acid etched glass chandelier in the style of Lalique. The upper brass part rests on top of the glass. It is not fixed but that is how I bought the chandelier.
Height: 29.53 in. (75 cm) - Diameter: 27.56 in. (70 cm)
The chandelier will be shipped insured overseas in a custom made wooden crate. Cost of transport to the US, Euro 1.950,00, is wooden crate included.
Lalique's early life was spent learning the methods of design and art he would use in his later life. At the age of two, his family moved to the suburbs of Paris, but traveled to Ay for summer holidays. These trips influenced Lalique later on in his naturalistic glasswork. With the death of his father, Lalique began working as an apprentice to goldsmith Louis Aucoc in Paris. When he returned from England, he worked as a freelance artist, designing pieces of jewelry for French jewelers Cartier, Boucheron, and others. In 1885, he opened his own business, designed and made his own jewelry and other glass pieces. After 1895, Lalique also created pieces for Samual bing's Paris shop, the Maison de l'Art Nouveau, which gave Art Nouveau its name. One of Lalique's major patrons was Calouste Gulbenkian, who commissioned more than 140 of his works over nearly 30 years.
Lalique was best known for his Art creations in glass. In the 1920s, he became noted for his work in the Art Deco style. He was responsible for the walls of lighted glass and elegant colored glass columns which filled the dining room and "grand salon" of the SS Normandie and the interior fittings, cross, screens, reredos and font of St. Matthews church at Millbrook in Jersey (Lalique's "Glass Church").[ As part of the Art Nouveau style, many of his jewelry pieces and vases showcase plants, flowers and flowing lines.