One almost never finds this falcon on the secondary market. It is one of a number of outstanding Lalique pieces that I shall be listing over the next few weeks. Lalique is the premier French crystallier, always thought of with respect and near reverence. It is the standard of excelllence that others are generally trying to attain.
Country of Origin: France.
Medium: Fine Crystal, clear and frosted.
Size: 9 1/4 inches tall.
Engraved: Lalique, France.
Condition: In good condition with minimal wear to the base.
PLEASE NOTE: This item has been authenticated by international expert Nicholas Dawes. Nick began his career in his native England in the late 1960's and brings forty years of experience in the antiques and fine art auction business. He emigrated to New York in 1979 and has pursued his career there as an auctioneer, appraiser, author, lecturer and antiques dealer. He is a former Department Head and auctioneer at Phillips and at Sotheby's in New York, and has organized his own auctions at several prominent auction houses. He has held an annual exhibition and sale of Lalique glass hood ornaments at the Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance since 1993, and is considered this country's leading authority on the work of Rene Lalique. Nick is the author of four standard works on decorative arts which have collectively sold over 100,000 copies, together with scores of articles, and lectures widely internationally. He has been a faculty member of Parsons, the New School for Design, since 1984, and has taught Luxury Marketing at Columbia Business School and courses on English and French furniture at the Bard Graduate Center. He first appeared as an appraiser on 'Antiques Roadshow' for PBS in the second ever broadcast of the show, and has appeared regularly ever since, discussing ceramics, glass, silver and other decorative arts.
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LALIQUE, FRANCE Rare Falcon. Clear and Frosted Glass, Signed