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Along with a new website is the release of my new shipment. Here are some of the highlights:
Val St Lambert Crystal
Val St Lambert is a Belgian crystal glassware manufacturer founded in 1826 and based in Seraing, Belgium. It has the Royal Warrant of King Albert II and is still in production today.
How is the coloured crystal made?
Most coloured pieces have two layers of glass, called “cased glass’. The two layers are fused together at the glass factory. They are then cut through from the outer layer of coloured glass to expose the clear layer, which gives the piece that nice contrast. Cased “cut to clear” glass is more difficult to make and to cut, also more time consuming, and therefore more expensive.
There are different metal oxides used to colour glass. For example, real gold is used to create “gold ruby,” cobalt for blue and iron oxide for green.
Click here to VIEW the antique selection of Val St Lambert Crystal available under Decorative | Crystal and Glass. This section will be updated as more crystal is released for sale. Below is a sample of what you can expect to find.
LATE NINETEENTH CENTURY FRENCH SILVER GILT RADIATE-MONSTRANCE
A large and impressive late nineteenth century French silver gilt Radiate-monstrance with champlevé enamelled medallions rising from a quatrefoil base. It is hallmarked with the French 19th century silver hallmark (Minerva) and the makers mark for Chevron Freres (Brothers) the Parisian goldsmiths.