The Marguerites Centerpiece Bowl is an iconic Lalique design that has been in the active catalog for seventy five years. It remains a popular item available on their website and from major department stores. The bowl comes in two sizes, 13 or 14 inch diameter. The bowl was originally designed by René Lalique in 1941 and molded in glass. René died in 1945 and his son Marc took over the business.One important change that Marc made was to switch from glass to 24% lead crystal which yields a much heavier, brighter, and more transparent item from the same mold. This tells us that this bowl was manufactured sometime before 1978 and after WWII. This is a large and heavy bowl. It measures 2.5 inches in height by 13.2 inches in diameter. It weighs just under 9 pounds. Handcrafted in Alsace region of France where Lalique's workshops are located. I looked it over pretty carefully and didn't find any scratches, fleabites, cracks, scuffs, bruises, or other damage. Hard to find one of these without surface scratches.
This is an outstanding collectible and a great example of René Lalique's design genius. Comes without the original Lalique box but will be carefully packed and insured. The item "Lalique Marguerites 13 Centerpiece Bowl Signed, Authentic, Mint Condition" is in sale since Sunday, June 10, 2018.This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\French\Lalique". The seller is "cambridgenudes" and is located in Houston, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Ecuador, Egypt, Gibraltar, Jordan, Martinique, Oman, Viet nam, Uruguay.