Mould-blown glass, pressed glass stem with black enamel
Property of the Lalique Museum
Between 1920 and 1939, René Lalique created numerous sets of glasses. Monogramme, created in 1924, could be personalised when the buyer ordered a minimum of a hundred glasses - his monogram would then be moulded into the stem, and enamelled in black.
The set had a total of seven items: a decanter, water glasses, specific glasses each for Burgundy, Bordeaux and Madeira, plus liqueur and champagne glasses. With such a number of items it was not difficult to reach an order of 100 glasses. The number of pieces also show how grand standards were in the well-to-do circles of the early 20th century.
Other services could also be personalised by engraving the customer's monogram on the bowl of the glass.
By the way: The monogram on these glasses is SH, for Suzanne Haviland, René Lalique's daughter, who took the name of her husband, Paul Burty-Haviland after their marriage in 1917.