For sale I have a Lovely piece of Crystal made by Lalique of Wingen-sur-Moder in Alsace-Lorraine, France. This wonderful piece of Crystal Art is known as the "Concarneau" Ashtray or Candy Dish. The Vase stands 1 3/8" tall and is 6 1/4" in diameter from the outside tail measurement. The dish stands 1 7/8" tall to the top of the Tail.
The Crystal Dish displays a wonderful Cut Pattern on Frosted Glass of a Koi Fish Swimming in a Bowl. The meaning of "Koi" in Japanese is "Wild Carp". There are also concave round bubbles throughout the clear crystal glass. Lalique's designs portraits an elegant simplicity. This is sensual blend of frosted and smooth glass complimented by the delicately formed of fluid lines. This piece is painstakingly hand-crafted in France. The graceful nature of clear crystal sets the stage to showcase the masterful craftsmanship and the intricate designs utilized by Lalique. The Tail is raised above the top of the Bowl forming a U and it gracefully holds a Cigarette or Cigar. You can also use this as a Mint or Candy Dish if your would like too.
The Crystal Bowl is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks chips or dings. It is signed on the bottom with and engraved "Lalique France" with the R in a Circle between Lalique and France signature mark. The bottom shows minimal wear as you can only see a few scratches on the bottom side. I believe this to have been in a cabinet most of its life. This piece has substantial weight for its size.
This is a quality piece of Lalique Crystal in excellent condition. I have seen these sell for as high as $650 and my price is no where near this. Those of you who do not know that the "Koi Fish" symbolizes courage, the ability to attain high goals, and overcoming life's difficulties. In China 7 golden Koi is good luck!
I'm sure the lucky buyer will be delighted with their purchase. This was first designed by Rene Lalique in 1941, and it is still in production today. This piece was made Circa 1970-1980.
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