François Xavier Lalanne (1927-2008) & DAUM ( Cristalleries de Nancy, France ).
Extremely rare crystal decanter with its gilt bronze stopper designed by François Xavier Lalanne, France 1982.
Comes together with a crystal stand, also made by DAUM.
DAUM did not edit this decanter with the bronze sheep for the public, it is a special order by the Baron Philippe de Rothschild to inaugurate his 1983 vintage launch.
There are only 20 copies made of this decanter and its stopper holder, which were offered during a lottery on January 22, 1983, organized in celebration of the most popular yearly wine event "La Saint Vincent".
20 decanter and stopper stand sets have been offered to the winners and best clients.
Signed 'DAUM FRANCE' on the decanter and on the stand. The sheep wears the initials FXL and the DAUM FRANCE stamp.
Provenance: Private Wine collector, France.
This decanter is a museum quality piece, the exact same one is included in the Cooper Hewitt museum collection in New York under the Accession number 1985-95-1-a/c.
This decanter was also previously on display as a part of the exhibition "Ellen DeGeneres Selects" at the Cooper Hewitt museum.
All our thanks to M. Armand Lalu from Baron Philippe de Rothschild company and Monique from DAUM Paris for kindly providing all this information and details about the provenance.
As of today, only FIVE decanters and four holders have been found and Morateur Gallery is proud to have purchased the first set appeared on the market in 2018.
Our set is in our private collection and not for sale.
Price : On Hold
Materials / Techniques: Crystal and Gilt bronze
Condition: Perfect condition
decanter: 13" 3/4 x 4" 5/16
stand & stopper: 3"3/4 x 3"3/8