Lalique Bacchantes Vases
  • The Roman God Bacchuss (originally the Greek God Dionysus) was the God of Wine Fertility and Religious Ecstasy. His female followers or priestesses, who made up his procession, were known as the Bacchantes (the literal translation from the original Greek Maenads is ‘Raving Ones’). In 1927, René Lalique’s boundless imagination and creative genius led to the creation of the Bacchantes Vase. The iconic design features the Bacchantes with their voluptuous beauty and curves. A work of unparalleled beauty, the splendour and sensuality of which continue to leave admirers spellbound. Traditionally, the vase has been produced in two sizes 9¾” & 13½” high, but to celebrate the 90th Birthday of this iconic vase, Lalique have finished the 13½” version in hand applied gold leaf to produce the most magnificent and opulent centrepiece. Limited to just 90 pieces worldwide it is priced at £22,000 and for those with more modest budgets a new small 5¾” size has been introduced which sells for just £750.
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