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Balazs Sipos

Pate de Verre designer

 
Balazs Sipos

Pate de Verre designerMr. Sipos is a not only a remarkable applied artist but also a gifted sculptor who spends much of his time creating crystal figurines of unmatched beauty. His inspirations come mostly from the nature, and from the everyday life of people. Balazs has a deep interest of the rich wild life of the third continent and that obsession can be well observed in his kiln cast or pate de verre crystal works. His human portraits presenting young black males and females are eye catching and the medium that he has chosen to express his artistic impressions is exciting and unique.
 
Balazs creates wonderfully detailed yet slightly magical figurines, which are governed by their mysterious, wondering characters. Crystal is such a wonderful but technically difficult medium, which Mr. Sipos masters well. His pate de verre crystal figurines demonstrate outstanding qualities of craftsman ship and reflect a sensitive gift for portraiture.
 
The works of Balazs Sipos can be observed in the following exhibitions:
  • Museum of Applied Arts
    33-37. Üllői str. IX. ker.
    Budapest / Hungary / EU.
    (temporary exhibition)
  • Ajka Crystal Official Company Museum
    4. Alkotmány str.
    Ajka / Hungary / EU.
    (permanent exhibition)
  • Messe Frankfurt Ambiente
    Frankfurt / Germany / EU
    (temporary)
  • MACEF International Home Show
    Milan / Italy /EU
    (temporary)
  •  

    View products designed by Balazs Sipos »

    Few words about Pate de Verre

    The technique of pate de verre is a rare, long-forgotten technique of crystal making that dates back to the age of the Egyptians in 3500 BC. This technique of glassmaking is completely different from the widespread glassblowing. The breathtaking plastic possibilities were rediscovered by the French crystal maker Daum who is still world-famous for its exclusive crystal products. The essence of pate de verre is making a paste of glass that is applied to the surface of a mould and which is then it is heated with fire. Why is pate de verre technology superior to traditional glassblowing? The advantages of pate de verre include that different colors can be placed in the different parts of the molds resulting in a large variety of colors within the given product of art. In the beginning of pate de verre, crushed glass was mixed with enamels to form a paste that was put in the mold and then heated until the glass would melt. The small, elaborately decorated glass items attracted plenty of attention. Today the process includes creating a paste from very small sized glass particles or maybe even powder. Due to the modern technology products are today translucent or sometimes even clear. Ajka Crystal’s lately developed technology for kiln cast glass techniques has allowed this glass arts products to be added to our collection. Because the pate de verre technique is extremely labor intensive, involving all the steps described above from model making to casting and polishing, it is still a rarity in the world of crystal glass art and has accordingly high value. Each of these crystal products manufactured with pate de verre technology is a highly prized collector’s rarity.
     
    List of Ajka Crystal designers:
    Magda Nemeth - Crystal Glass Artist »
    Zsuzsa Csala - Crystal Glass Designer »
    Katalin Piros Matusik - Crystal Glass Designer »
    Agnes Gardonyi - Art Glass Designer »
    Balazs Sipos - Pate de Verre Glass Artist »
    Melinda Nakada - Crystal Glass Artist »
     

     
    Special Offers!

    Are you a great friend of top quality crystal products but also good bargains? Keep an eye on this section, we have three of the most popular pieces on sale every month!
    Arian Crystal Votive
Christmas crystal collection sale!
Let the Sun shine in your room through this gold amber colored sparkling crystal votive holder. Day or night, the golden glow will fill your heart with joy.
Retail Price: $94.70
Price: $89.95
    Arian Crystal Votive

    Retail Price:$94.70
    Price: $89.95
    You save: 5%

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    Lorelle Old Fashioned
Christmas crystal collection sale!
Available in emerald green, amethyst purple, azzurro,  gold amber and gold ruby colors this genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal old fashioned glass will attract plenty of attention on the party that you would like to make unforgettable. It is a rather heavy piece still it is stylish and elegant at the same time.
Retail Price: $113.60
Price: $107.90
    Lorelle Old Fashioned

    Retail Price:$113.60
    Price: $107.90
    You save: 5%

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    Erwina Whiskey Decanter
Christmas crystal collection sale!
Available in  cobalt blue, amethyst purple and emerald green this genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal whiskey decanter reflects the bygone era of the Victorian style. Intricate hand-cut detail makes this elegant whiskey decantera truly breathtaking gem.
Retail Price: $373.20
Price: $335.90
    Erwina Whiskey Decanter

    Retail Price:$373.20
    Price: $335.90
    You save: 10%

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    Alcamo Decanter
Christmas crystal collection sale!
Available in azzurro and light green, this genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal decanter belongs to the Alcamo Collection and was designed to store and display various types of wine. This graceful piece of tableware will surely attract plenty of attention.
Retail Price: $466.50
Price: $419.90
    Alcamo Decanter

    Retail Price:$466.50
    Price: $419.90
    You save: 10%

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    Claresse Candleholder
Christmas crystal collection sale!
The emerald green, genuine cased, handblown, handcut, 24% lead crystal candleholder is an elegant piece of home decor that ensures a warm and welcoming atmosphere in the room where it is displayed.
Retail Price: $126.25
Price: $119.90
    Claresse Candleholder

    Retail Price:$126.25
    Price: $119.90
    You save: 5%

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    Edmanda Wine Glass
Christmas crystal collection sale!
Available in six colors: emerald green, dark ruby red, amethyst purple, azzurro light blue, gold ruby and gold amber yellow, this genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal wine glass was designed to stand between stemware and jewellery. A perfect stem to enhance both visual and other sensual pleasures of consuming your favourite wine. Edmanda Wine Glass will complement Eduarda Champagne Glass and Edurne Cocktail Glass perfectly.
Retail Price: $113.60
Price: $107.90
    Edmanda Wine Glass

    Retail Price:$113.60
    Price: $107.90
    You save: 5%

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    Blythe Votive - 3 pieces
Christmas crystal collection sale!
Available in dark ruby red, gold ruby and emerald green this genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal votive holder is a special little gem. A unique gift for anyone fancying small but precious home decor items.
Retail Price: $400.00
Price: $359.90
    Blythe Votive - 3 pieces

    Retail Price:$400.00
    Price: $359.90
    You save: 10%

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    Cadmina Vase
Christmas crystal collection sale!
Available in emerald green , 24% lead crystal vase offers an elegant way to display your favourite blossoms.
Retail Price: $504.50
Price: $453.90
    Cadmina Vase

    Retail Price:$504.50
    Price: $453.90
    You save: 10%

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    Clarine Votive
Christmas crystal collection sale!
Available in emerald green and cobalt blue, and gold amber this genuine cased, handblown, handcut, 24% lead crystal votive is an excellent gift for collectors and enthusiasts of fine crystal. Everyone will be impressed by the sparkle of this example of quality craftsmanship.
Retail Price: $170.50
Price: $161.90
    Clarine Votive

    Retail Price:$170.50
    Price: $161.90
    You save: 5%

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    Jaume Vase
Christmas crystal collection sale!
Available in dark ruby red this genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal vase is a real showpiece that makes a splendid addition to your home.
Retail Price: $448.90
Price: $403.90
    Jaume Vase

    Retail Price:$448.90
    Price: $403.90
    You save: 10%

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    Lorella High Ball
Christmas crystal collection sale!
Available in six colors emerald green, azzurro light blue, cobalt blue, amethyst purple, dark ruby red and gold amber colors this genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal high ball glass will attract plenty of attention on the party that you would like to make unforgettable. It is a rather heavy piece still it is stylish and elegant at the same time. (Picture show Lorella in gold ruby red, this color is sold out.)
Retail Price: $126.25
Price: $119.90
    Lorella High Ball

    Retail Price:$126.25
    Price: $119.90
    You save: 5%

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    Claudine Vase /12'/
Christmas crystal collection sale!
Available in cobalt blue and emerald green, genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal vase is a real showpiece that makes a splendid addition to your home.
Retail Price: $840.00
Price: $755.90
    Claudine Vase /12'/

    Retail Price:$840.00
    Price: $755.90
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    Saffira Heart Box
Christmas crystal collection sale!
Saffira Heart Crystal Box speaks of love on every occasion: Christmas, birthdays, engagements, weddings or anniversaries.  Or how about treating yourself to a lovely box for your own treasures? 
Retail Price: $47.30
Price: $44.95
    Saffira Heart Box

    Retail Price:$47.30
    Price: $44.95
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    Lurdes Champagne Flute
Christmas crystal collection sale!
Available in gold ruby red, this genuine cased, mouth-blown, handcut, 24% fine lead crystal champagne flute has a tall shape and a small mouth that allow the bubbles to move slowly and retain their effervescence. Recommended for serving chilled champagne or sparkling wine. An exclusive piece of toasting glass that can be used on weddings or birthday parties. 
Retail Price: $107.25
Price: $101.90
    Lurdes Champagne Flute

    Retail Price:$107.25
    Price: $101.90
    You save: 5%

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    Dyna Bonbonniere
Christmas crystal collection sale!
The emerald green colored, handcut, mouthblown, genuine cased, 24% lead crystal bonbonniere is a charming piece of crystal giftware. An ideal gift for weddings, anniversaries and other family get-togethers, if you want to be remembered for your unique taste.
Retail Price: $312.50
Price: $296.80
    Dyna Bonbonniere

    Retail Price:$312.50
    Price: $296.80
    You save: 5%

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    Yedda Bell
Christmas crystal collection sale!
Can only be purchased together with other products! Available in emerald green and in cobalt blue this genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal bell was manufactured in the finest tradition of old-world European craftsmanship. A perfect gift for special occasions when you want to remembered for your exquisite taste.
Retail Price: $88.30
Price: $83.90
    Yedda Bell

    Retail Price:$88.30
    Price: $83.90
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    Nuria Vase
Christmas crystal collection sale!
  Available in cobalt blue this genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal votive holder is a special little gem. A unique gift for anyone fancying small but precious home decor items.  
Retail Price: $442.00
Price: $419.90
    Nuria Vase

    Retail Price:$442.00
    Price: $419.90
    You save: 5%

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    Carla Vase
Christmas crystal collection sale!
The light green colored, genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal vase is a small gem that offers an attractive display for your favourite blossom. A perfect gift for the enthusisast of fine, handmade cased crystal.
Retail Price: $1,053.00
Price: $947.80
    Carla Vase

    Retail Price:$1,053.00
    Price: $947.80
    You save: 10%

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    Marsala wine, champagne and cognac glasses gift package for Christmas, 25% off
Christmas offer: 25% off !!!
Get all the glasses you need in one package for this Christmas! Crystal wine, champagne and cognac glasses with everybody's favorite hand-cut grape pattern, in heartwarmingly deep colors. Treat yourself with rare crystal glasses for those candlelight Christmas dinners or make this package the most memorable gift for a loved one.
Retail Price: $139.90
Price: $104.90
    Marsala wine, champagne and cognac glasses gift package for Christmas, 25% off

    Retail Price:$139.90
    Price: $104.90
    You save: 25%

    Christmas offer: 25% off !!!

    Chloe Crystal Votive
Christmas crystal collection sale!
The dark ruby red and cobalt blue colored genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal votive holder creates a special and intimate atmosphere wherever displayed.

Retail Price: $94.70
Price: $89.95
    Chloe Crystal Votive

    Retail Price:$94.70
    Price: $89.95
    You save: 5%

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    Carolyne Wine Glass
Christmas crystal collection sale!
Available in cobalt blue, emerald green, amethyst purple, azzurro light blue, dark ruby red, gold amber and gold ruby colors this genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal white wine glass and is recommended for drinking select white wines...
Retail Price: $146.50
Price: $131.90
    Carolyne Wine Glass

    Retail Price:$146.50
    Price: $131.90
    You save: 10%

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    Marsala Hock Wine Glass
Christmas crystal collection sale!
Available in seven colors, this genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal hock wine glass is member of the Marsala Suite and is recommended for consuming select red wines... Gold ruby and gold amber colors need a high priced substance to be produced therefore their prices is 8 USD/piece higher. Assorted package is also available. In an assorted package there is one piece of each color except gold ruby.
Retail Price: $149.90
Price: $104.90
    Marsala Hock Wine Glass

    Retail Price:$149.90
    Price: $104.90
    You save: 30%

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    Ernesta Bowl
Christmas crystal collection sale!
The dark ruby red, genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal bowl is realized by the three color coating technique. Thanks to its chromatic contrast and to its exclusive precious design, Ernesta is suitalbe to any kind of home decoration. Ernesta bowl is perfectly complemented by Erna vase.
Retail Price: $724.00
Price: $651.90
    Ernesta Bowl

    Retail Price:$724.00
    Price: $651.90
    You save: 10%

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    Marsala Brandy
Special offer
The mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal Brandy snifter is member of the Marsala Suite and is recommended for taking your favourite brandy or cognac...
Retail Price: $150.70
Price: $135.60
    Marsala Brandy

    Retail Price:$150.70
    Price: $135.60
    You save: 10%

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    Lia Ring Holder
Christmas crystal collection sale!
Your rings lying around, all over the place? Never know where to find them? Here is a safe and pretty place to keep them. This crystal ring holder will become an indispensible item in your home within a day, guaranteed.
Retail Price: $31.55
Price: $29.95
    Lia Ring Holder

    Retail Price:$31.55
    Price: $29.95
    You save: 5.1%

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    Coco Bowl
Christmas crystal collection sale!
The black, genuine cased, mouth-blown, handcut, 24% fine lead crystal bowl is an essential masterpiece to a well designed home. Lovingly fashioned by skilled hands combining vision with sophisticated manufacturing techniques. This bowl successfully captures the transition from classic to modern.
Retail Price: $516.50
Price: $464.80
    Coco Bowl

    Retail Price:$516.50
    Price: $464.80
    You save: 10%

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    Erwyna Whiskey Tumbler
Christmas crystal collection sale!
Available in  cobalt blue, amethyst purple, dark ruby red, emerald green, gold amber and light blue this genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal whiskey tumbler complements Erwina whiskey decanter perfectly. This tumbler was designed to let you sip your favourite whiskey from an elegant piece of barware. An assorted package containing pieces of each color is also available.
Retail Price: $146.50
Price: $131.90
    Erwyna Whiskey Tumbler

    Retail Price:$146.50
    Price: $131.90
    You save: 10%

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    PLUS we'll give you a beautiful hand-cut crystal votive holder as FREE GIFT with every order - $120 Value.

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    dark ruby red, amethyst purple, gold amber yellow
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    amethyst purple, gold amber yellow
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    emerald green

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