This is Lalique's Soudan Ashtray with a Zig Zag art deco pattern. Though Lalique originally marketed this item as a cigar ashtray, I find it more suitable for use as a small bowl or candy dish.It is a very attractive design. The Soudan measures about 4 3/8 inches square and 1 7/8 inches in height. Lalique's legendary quality is immediately apparent. It has that classic Lalique look of satinized or frosted glass contrasting with sparkling and ultra transparent clear crystal. This is really a nice item in great condition.
René originally designed the Soudan ashtray in 1934. It continued to be manufactured for many years after René's passing.
This one is signed Lalique France in tiny cursive script which is a form of signature used for items manufactured soon after WWII. This one probably dates from the late 1940's to early 1950's. Crafted out of Fine Quality French Crystal. We do not have the original Lalique box but we do have some attractive gift boxes. If you're intending to use as a gift, please request a gift box at checkout (see photo).
The item "LALIQUE SOUDAN French Art Glass Deco Design Crystal Ashtray OR Bowl Mint Signed" is in sale since Thursday, September 24, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\French\Lalique". The seller is "cambridgenudes" and is located in Houston, Texas.
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