Poissons Combattants Vase, Small Persepolis Blue

Native to Southeast Asia, fighting fish can engage in lethal battles of violent beauty. Lalique's sculpted crystal version plays on reflections and transparencies — its plentiful fins undulate and intertwine like colored veils in a spectacular aquatic ballet. René Lalique founded his firm in Paris in 1888, and soon became a celebrated jeweler whose designs contributed significantly to the Art Nouveau movement at the turn of the century. In the 1920s, an order for perfume bottles led him to develop a glass-making technique that would endure as Lalique’s signature characteristics: iced surfaces, elaborate or partially realistic patterns in relief, and occasionally applied or inlaid color.

  • Handcrafted crystal.
  • Handmade in France.
  • 4 3/4" diam. x 6 1/2"H.
SKU: 865515
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