Val Saint Lambert craftsmen at work
Links (external links open in a new window)
Website of Val Saint Lambert
Wikipedia about Val Saint Lambert
History of the Val Saint Lambert company
Cristal Discovery – website of the Val Saint Lambert museum – Discover the museum with Google Street View!
Cristal Park Val Saint Lambert
Personal websites about Val Saint Lambert (in French) – research about old pieces.
Other Val Saint Lambert lights on Vintageinfo, click here.
Val Saint Lambert Scintilla Table Lamp
Materials: Crystal hand blown green coloured and transparent glass. Brass top on the glass, Bakelite socket. Fabric lampshade.
Total Height: 45 cm / 18.89”
Height: 33 cm / 14.17”
Base: ∅ 11 cm / 5.90”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s – Mid-Century modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Val Saint Lambert, Seraing, Belgium.
Val Saint Lambert
Val Saint Lambert is a crystal and glass factory in the Belgian city of Seraing, southwest of Liège, which produces decorative glass, glass and crystal arts and crafts. The factory is located in the abbey of Val Saint Lambert, the former Cistercian abbey of Saint Lambert. In 1826 the founders of the crystal factory settled in the favorable site, due to the large buildings available, the proximity of coal and the possibility of transport across the river Meuse. Today Val-Saint-Lambert is present in more than forty countries. One can visit the factory and see glass blowers at work.
Val Saint Lambert or Val St. Lambert was founded by chemist François Kemlin and polytechnic (Master of Science in Engineering) Auguste Lelièvre in 1826. François Kemlin had previously worked for the Vonêche crystal works in the Ardennes, also in Belgium. Val Saint Lambert is well known for its Art Nouveau and Art Deco glass pieces.
Marked on the bottom “Val St Lambert” (etched).
Val Saint Lambert Scintilla Table Lamp with the original lampshade
(photo from a catalogue of the early 1960s)