iGavel Auctions Associate Seller Litchfield County Auctions has a Lalique Zebra Glass Vase, French, 20th C available for bidding on www.iGavelAuctions.com through July 11th, 2012 .
This vase is decorated with a band of black enamel with trotting zebras about a clear globe-form. The glass vase has a molded frosted leaf decoration, with an incised script mark on the underside ‘Lalique/France 418.’ It is estimated at $1500 -2500 and measures 8 1/4″ H x 7 1/2″ in Diameter.
The vase was designed by Rene Jules Lalique.René Jules Lalique (6 April 1860, Ay, Marne – 5 May 1945, Paris)who was a French glass designer known for his creations of perfume bottles, vases, jewellery, chandeliers, clocks and automobile hood ornaments. He was born in the French village of Ay on 6 April 1860 and died 5 May 1945. He started a glassware firm, named after himself, which still remains successful.
Lalique’s early life was spent learning the methods of design and art he would use in his later life. At the age of two, his family moved to a suburb of Paris, but traveled to Ay for summer holidays. These trips influenced Lalique’s later naturalistic glasswork. In 1872, when he was twelve, he entered the Collège Turgot where he started drawing and sketching. With the death of his father two years later, Lalique began working as an apprentice to goldsmith Louis Aucoc in Paris and attended evening classes at the Ecole des arts décoratifs. He worked there from 1874-1876 and subsequently spent two years at the Sydenham Art College in London.