The founder of the company, Rene Lalique, in his work adhered to the rule of three F: Femme, Faune, Flore ("woman, fauna, flora"). To create a new collection, the masters took a fresh look at the inhabitants of the deep sea, loved by Lalik. The inspiration was the characters of Chinese and ancient Greek mythologies. Thus, a fighting fish, a koi carp (which, according to legend, a golden dragon), a shark, and also the mythical horse of Poseidon are frozen in the glass.
1 of 8 Sculpture "Fighting fish" © press service Mini-vase "Carp Koi" © press service Medium vase "Fighting fish" © press service Sculpture "Shark" © press service Sculpture "Two fish" © press service Sculpture "Fish" © press service
To convey their appearance more realistic, two shades of crystal were developed - gray-blue (copper and manganese oxide) and mint green (chromium and copper oxide).
The new collection has two pearls. The first is the Karp Koi vase. It depicts 12 fish swimming up against the current of the whirlpool. This vase 35 cm high and weighing over 13 kg is created of satin-finished crystal using the pressing technique and polished by hand. Six craftsmen worked on the creation of the monumental object. There is a smaller version of the vase.
Vase "Carp Koi" © press service
The second pearl is the sculpture "Horse of Poseidon". The inspiration for Lalique's creative director, Marc Larmino, was the Trevi Fountain in Rome, created by sculptors Nicola Salvi and Giuseppe Pannini in 1732.
Sculpture "Horse of Poseidon". Limited edition - 188 copies © press service
Each sculpture "Poseidon's Horse" has seven craftsmen working on it. After the master engraver has detailed the shape to make it as realistic as possible, the horse is sent for grinding and placed on a marble pedestal.>