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    Sale 5939


    20 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 61

    CHARDONS CP. 233

    Price Realised  


    CHARDONS CP. 233
    cire perdue vase with sepia staining wheel engraved R. LALIQUE 17.9 cm. high

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    This vase dating from 1920 is referred to by Felix Marcilhac, René Lalique Maître-Verrier, 1994, CP 233 and the design drawing is illustrated.

    Cire perdue is an ancient form for casting a unique piece, in which a wax model is covered in plaster. It is then heated and the liquid wax removed and replaced with molten glass. Once cooled the plaster mould is destroyed. Cire Perdue items have an absence of mould lines and are not polished.

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