"Just as much as fauna and flora, the beauty of women was a never ending source of inspiration for René Lalique. Nymphs, sirens or flower women, whether in the nude or antique drapery, their grace shines on his prolific oeuvre. Thus, for the precious crystal flacon of the 2017 Limited Edition, the house of Lalique revisits one of its founder’s most celebrated creations: the “Bacchantes” vase, designed in 1927.
A virtuosic ode to femininity, this iconic vase bears a bas-relief whose theme is drawn from Greek mythology: the dance of the Bacchantes, the young priestesses of the god of wine and feasts. The voluptuous, curvaceous nudes are all the more seductive that the satiny crystal conjures the smooth texture of woman’s skin.The play of light breathes life and motion into the heady, sensuous dance."