Crystal Ware: the Art of Lights and Reflections
Crystal ware is a product that you can obtain through modelling glass, to which you can add up until 35% of lead. It is very resistant, hard but shiny and it is employed in the creation of many artistic objects, perfect as gift ideas for occasions or special events.
If you add potassium to the glass material, you can obtain the prestigious Bohemian crystals.
The History of Crystal
Crystal is a particularly refined material which, through time, has marked many populations’ histories.
Its origins seemed to be lost in the most ancient and dark nights, even if people have created many interesting legends, around this peculiar material.
One of these legends tells us how glass and crystal discoveries happened mainly out of luck.
Crystal Ware: a Constant Artistic Evolution
The historian Plinius tells us the accidental story of glass and crystal in one of his tales, which revolve around the adventures of some Phoenician merchants, who arrived at the Belo river’s banks in Syria, at around 5000 a. C.
They stopped on its sandy banks and lighted some fires. Unfortunately, they did not have anything where they could put pots and utensils, so they used some nitrate blocks, taken by their load.
Plinius tells us: ‘… the natron melted at the touch with the flames’ heat, merging with the beach sand and in that moment, they saw a new transparent liquid, created with this mix…’
This is most likely just a legend, but it was born almost absolutely because many glass manufacturers, at the time, used to take the sand of this river, in order to model the glass.
Crystal stood out through time, easily and quickly enough, as a prestigious material and refined elegance that you can use to decor your home. Its superior shininess and sublime transparency have always attracted and fascinated.
It has soon become an artistic material, used by the greatest manufacturers such as Saint Louis, Baccarat, Lalique, in order to create real work of arts, to show with sentiment and pride.
These auteur brands stand out as milestones of crystal ware world, realizing some of the most fascinating collections ever saw on this planet. Their productions are so beautiful that deserve, up to this day, to be shown at home, almost like in a real antique and contemporary art museum.
Saint Louis Crystal ware is a symbol, of picturing moments that will last through time.
This prestigious manufacturer has always considered crystal as a great talent, inherited by history, an incredible union of fantasy, creativity and human experience.
The magnificent Saint Louis Tommy Collection is a magical cultural heritage made of sand and fire, that has brought to life vases, glasses, chandeliers for design lightings and crystal statues.
Another amazing collection of crystal glasses from this fascinating French brand is Saint Louis Apollo.
Its fame and prestige has been employed for the first time during a sumptuous royal lunch at Versailles in 1938 to celebrate the visit of the British King George VI and his wife, Queen Elizabeth.
The perfect example of this outstanding design is the Apollo Roemer in green or light blue colour.
As well as the Apollo table lamp that is perfect to add a touch of brilliance to any office.
The Saint Louis Stella is a timeless crystal ware collection created witha usage of traditional mouth-blowing and hand-cutting techniques.
Its pure glass is highlighted by delicate oval cuts on crisp faceting creating that way a contemporary and delicate form.
This starry collection is represented by bowls, vases, barware like Stella Wine Decanter in pure crystal or a stemware consisting of different types of glasses, perfect for various drinks like water or wine.
Baccarat Crystals, instead, pride themselves with a secular history, started almost 250 years ago.
The work behind this production is based on the craftsmen’s talents, which has been passed through history, on the constant research for perfection.
Baccarat objects with a refined design capture every light on transparent surfaces. They are icons with simple and refined lines that will adapts with charm to classic and modern styles.
This is a true symbol of French luxury, that represented for almost a century the creative genius of its founder René Lalique.
He has been a genius that knew how to overcome every limit of manufacturing and craft ship, creating unique decor objects, with satin contrasts, without equals.
We can find all of Lalique artistic flair in Lalique Vase Bacchantes in numbered edition, an amber-coloured crystal vase that almost becomes alive, thanks to its incredibly vivid details.
Also crystal statues, from the French manufacturer’s collection, are very unique, such as Buddha Statue Crystal Lalique, a magnificent amber-coloured crystal, or the Victory illuminated sculpture Crystal Lalique, where the satin transparent crystal perfectly combines, creating some extraordinary games of lights.
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