Bacchantes by Lalique
Hardly any other crystal glass object stands for Lalique like the vase "Bacchantes". It is one of Réne Lalique's outstanding works and has been an integral part of the French crystal glass manufacturer's range since its creation in 1927. It has a very high recognition value and is one of the most sought-after collector's items.
The "Bacchantes" are the young priestesses and companions of the Greek wine god Bacchus, also known as the maenads. The depictions of the Bacchantian feast, which was accompanied by wildly exuberant rites, are known from the ancient reliefs. The motif was rediscovered in the Renaissance and made the subject of masterpieces by famous artists. René Lalique's "Bacchantes" follows these representations and thematizes the beauty of the Bacchantes in the relief decor of the vase.
The numerous female shapes are shown from a variety of different angles, which gives the observer the impression that they are dancing around the Lalique crystal-glass vases. The play of satin-finished and brilliantly polished crystal glass accentuates the 3D look and beauty of the dancing women even more. The satin surface gives the women's skin a velvety soft glow.
The classic "Bacchantes" vases by Lalique, a symbol of grace and sensuality, continues to be produced in France today.