Lalique “Coquilles” glass bowl, c.1900

This elegant Art Nouveau opaline glass bowl was made by Lalique in France, circa 1900. It is decorated with molded overlapping clam shells in the Coquilles No.2 pattern and measures 8.25 inches in diameter. “R. LALIQUE, FRANCE no. 3201” is etched on the underside.

Most people are amazed when they first encounter staple repairs on ceramics. When they see the same technique applied to glassware, they are stupefied. Click on this entry: Miniature cranberry glass punch cup, c.1890, to see one quarter inch staples holding together a tiny glass cup. It’s hard to imagine how this delicate work was done, let alone how the repairs have remained intact for over 100 years.

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2 Responses to “Lalique “Coquilles” glass bowl, c.1900”

  1. Larry Terricone says:

    I understand what you mean about glass staple repairs. Most people know I have a number of make dos, but when I am serving coffee and I use a glass milk jug they do not believe it. I love it.

  2. Joanne says:

    Oh no. My heart.

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