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Clifford John Butler, South Wales UK  

Rene Lalique Opalescent Glass Charger Art Deco France ‘’COQUILLES’’Rene Lalique Opalescent Glass Charger Art Deco France ‘’COQUILLES’’Rene Lalique Opalescent Glass Charger Art Deco France ‘’COQUILLES’’Rene Lalique Opalescent Glass Charger Art Deco France ‘’COQUILLES’’


Rene Lalique was French and is undoubtedly one of the greatest Glass and Jewellery designers of the Early 20th Century. Some of his design work falls into the world of Art Deco which is why the principle design shapes and symbolism of the Art Deco era influences and inspires a lot of his work, as this charger’s design shows. On offer here is an ingenious design by Lalique using an opalescence in moulded glass in the form of a stunning design featured on this chargers underside. It incorporates 4 raised converging cockles, along with a geometric, ‘Chris – Cross’ ‘v’ shaped line design all around them, along with an opalescent outer rim, which seems to pull this amazing design together, and naming it ‘Coquilles’ ’ which seems to use the Cockle’s shape as one of the memorable design images of the Art Deco period. The design was introduced in 1924 and offers the owner/s a beautiful eye-catching memorable experience when light passes through the charger, especially daylight, and displayed upright. a fine deep sky blue colour is seen in the opalescence in the Coquilles and the chargers outer edge.

This piece is in extremely good condition. It has come through its life so far having been well looked after. There are a few tiny air bubbles lying within the plaques Structure and also a few tiny, tiny, surfaces scratches of no consequence. It displays extremely well.

Weight. 1190 grams. It’s surface is smooth and soft to touch.

Sizes : Diameter is 264mms, or 10, 13/32” Ht. 3.3cms, or 1.3”

Marks : Original and authentic Etched marks seen on the reverse in the center in Capitals letters. ‘ R. LALIQUE’ under which is the word, ‘FRANCE’ and under that a manufacturers production No. 3010. This is a good investment piece

Item ID: CJB207

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Rene Lalique Opalescent Glass Charger Art Deco France ‘’COQUILLES’’

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Butlers Country House Antiques

Clifford John Butler
South Wales

Antiques & Fine Art from Britain. 47 years experience.

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