Lalique Tang Horse Crystal Paperweight
Sculpture by Lalique, executed in clear and frosted crystal. ‘Kazak Horse’ pays homage to one of the world’s most majestic animals, the horse, capturing their power and speed in this stunning piece of art. Signed ‘Lalique France’ to base.
Designed in the 1980’s, this Tang horse is now long retired. It features a stately figure in frosted crystal sitting on a rectangular base.
Throughout China’s long and storied history, no animal has impacted its culture more than the horse. During the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD) – one of the most cosmopolitan periods in Chinese history – riding was reserved for nobility and scholars. This Lalique crystal paperweight features a standing frosted crystal horse on a rectangular clear glass base and is signed “Lalique France.” It is in pristine condition. This is a very rare piece! A must have for the serious collector.
The beautiful figure of the tang horse demonstrates the exceptional know-how of the Lalique glass masters. It is made of 54 pounds of crystal and requires special attention to maintain its spectacular shine. To achieve this result, the master workers polish it carefully for many hours to obtain its remarkable contemporary sheen.
This handsome stately Tang horse molded in frosted crystal with pinned ears and a short tail is mounted on a clear crystal base. It is retired and signed Lalique France on the base.
This elegant tang horse is a perfect example of Lalique’s skillful art deco sculptural style. It is a true work of art and will make a fine addition to any collection. It is a wonderful gift for the art lover in your life.
A handsome stately Tang horse in frosted crystal seated on a rectangular clear base. Signed Lalique France to base, the piece is 4″ high with base.
Made by Lalique glass masters, this frosted crystal sculpture represents an excellent example of the company’s expertise and craftsmanship. The horse was sculpted by hand and polished carefully for hours to obtain its stunning, contemporary shine. It took 54 pounds of pure, sparkling crystal to create this magnificent work of art.
The Chinese culture highly regarded the figure of a horse as a symbol of power and strength. Its elegance and perseverance have made it a popular subject for artists to depict in ceramics and porcelain. The sculptural quality of this piece is unsurpassed by any other contemporary figurative pieces. It is truly a masterpiece of the twentieth century. It is a must-have for any collector of Lalique glass. The etching to the base of this piece is very clear, and there are no chips or cracks on the figurine.
Lalique is a brand synonymous with French opulence in glassmaking and decorative arts. Founded over 130 years ago, the company has been at the forefront of many movements in art and design. From Art Nouveau and Art Deco to modernism, the company has carved a niche for itself in producing gorgeous vases, sculptures and glass and crystal serveware. 1stDibs has a wide selection of Lalique pieces available from some of the world’s top sellers.
This rare and long retired piece features a stately Chinese Tang horse in frosted crystal mounted on a clear base. It is etched “Lalique France” on the bottom. It measures 4″ high with base and is in excellent condition. A beautiful addition to any collection!