Val Saint Lambert craftsmen at work
Links (external links open in a new window)
Cristal Discovery – website of the VSL – Val Saint Lambert museum – Discover the museum with Google Street View!
Cristal Park Val Saint Lambert
Personal website about Val Saint Lambert (in French) – research about old pieces: Collection Luxval
Val Saint Lambert Scintilla Table Lamp
Materials: Crystal hand blown dark green and clear transparent round ribbed glass base. Brass socket holder on top of the glass base. Round light green conical fabric lampshade. Bakelite E14 socket.
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: 1950s, 1960s – Mid-Century modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Val Saint Lambert, Seraing, Belgium.
Other versions: This Val Saint Lambert Scintilla table lamp exists in several colours. Sold with several different lampshades, but this one is presumably not the original. Lampshades were often changed over the years to make them look more modern.
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)