French luxury glassmaker Lalique released a new swallow-themed collection to mark its 130th anniversary.

The Hirondelles collection pays tribute to its founder René Lalique, who was deeply inspired by the swallow, a universal symbol of happiness and freedom.  

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Comprising 13 items, the new collection, in satin-finished and re-polished crystal and featuring swallow motifs, includes vases, a dish, a bowl, sculptures, a decanter and a clock.

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A limited-edition grand size vase, stamped with 24ct fine gold applied by hand, is marked with a 130th anniversary logo lasered at the bottom. There are only 130 pieces of this item worldwide. 

A signature design of the brand, the swallow motif was frequently featured in the jewels and decorative objects designed by the founder, who first established himself as a jewellery designer and was one of the leading forces of French decorative art in the 19th and 20th centuries. 

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