This is an incredible Rene Lalique “Ormeaux” vase, circa 1926.
Lalique was born in 1860, in Ay, France. At the age of 16, Lalique became apprentice to Louis Aucoc, a well known jeweler and goldsmith. In the late 1800s, Lalique worked as a jewelry illustrator and soon took over an existing jewelry workshop. It was here that Lalique began to experiment with translucent enamels in his work. In 1905, Lalique opened his first retail shop in Paris.
Lalique’s shop was in close proximity to Francois Coty’s perfumery. Lalique’s unique designs caught Coty’s attention. Shortly thereafter, Coty commissioned Lalique to design containers for his perfume. Lalique caught the attention of many French perfume houses and began designing bottles, boxes, and pots. Lalique soon rose to popularity, and was at the vanguard of celebrity designer labels. Lalique’s artistic talent transcended medium. He designed jewelry, accessories, bookends, inkwells, ashtrays, tableware and vases.
This stunning Ormeaux vase is made of clear and frosted glass. The vase is signed at the base and numbered No. 984. This piece is approximately 6 1/2 inches tall and has a diameter of approximately 6 inches. The base has an approximate diameter 4 inches. The vase has an approximate interior depth of 6 inches. The top rim of the vase is approximately 2 inches wide.
This piece is in very good condition. There is a small popped air bubble in the top rim, which most likely occurred during manufacturing. There is also an interior stain at the base that can be removed with the proper tools.
This is your chance to own an original Lalique! This Ormeaux vase is highly collectible. This item is one to be cherished and passed down for generations. This piece would make an unforgettable gift!