Set of eight mid century Val St Lambert crystal wine glasses
A Val St Lambert harlequin set of hand cut coloured, cut to clear crystal wine glasses in cobalt, cranberry, amethyst and chartreuse. (Werner model) c.1950
Val St Lambert (VSL) is a Belgian crystal glassware manufacturer, founded in 1826 and based in Seraing, Belgium. It has the Royal Warrant of King Albert II and is still in production today. VSL was founded in the abandoned Val-Sant-Lambert abbey (as the monks had been expelled as a result of the French Revolution) by a chemist, M.Kemlin and an engineer Auguste Lelievre, from the Voneche crystal works who converted the building into a glass works. They added new workshops and built houses (each one with a garden) for the Val St Lambert glassworkers. Val St Lambert has always made a wide range of glass and offers up to 5000 colour variations (more than any other crystal house), by the mid 1920’s VSL had four factories with some 4000 employees supervised by 20 departmental managers and 250 clerks.
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