We use the term contemporary to classify our French glass of the post-war (World War II) era. We use 1945, the year of René Lalique's death as a turning point in French glass design and production. This is a time less influenced by the designers and artisanal production of small series, and more attuned to the volume manufacturing of high quality glassware.
This section is dedicated to these prolific French manufacturers. Not only have they become well known brands over the years but today they examplify "luxury". Hence our collection includes the likes of Baccarat, Daum, Lalique, Saint Louis amongst many others.
These manufacturers have continued to develop stylish art glass of the highest quality, but noticeably most can trace their roots to the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods. In fact some of these glass works can trace their history to centuries that even pre-date these significant movements. Often this heritage is actually evident in their amazing work, from the limited edition Lalique vases to the Daum pate de verre sculptures.