This elegant swan "Cygnet" letter seal was made by renowned French crystal manufacturer, Lalique. Many of the company's designs have been heavily influenced by nature and mythological figures, with birds being a favorite subject. This striking Lalique piece features a dimensional swan executed in satin crystal perched on a clear circular plinth. The swan has a long curved neck with its head and beak positioned facing straight down. The bird's wings are lifted above its body and arch to meet the center. The surface of the wings have been finished with plumage, as has the pointed tail.
The letter seal is in very good condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. As a vintage item, the piece shows minor signs of age consisting of a few faint scratches on the underside which are mentioned for accuracy. The piece stands 2" tall from the display surface to its uppermost point while the plinth itself is 1" in diameter. The letter seal is properly signed and as seen in photos 6 and 9, the area beneath the bird's tail bears an etched diamond point mark in script which reads "Lalique France".
This lovely Lalique swan letter seal displays beautifully and would be a great addition to a Lalique collection, or works equally well as a stand alone decorative accent. A very pretty piece!
Vintage Lalique Crystal Swan Cygnet Letter Seal Paperweight