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Lalique Vase

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Dates Circa 1927
Medium Glass
Origin France
Description An Amber R. Lalique Malesherbes Vase Marcilhac no.1014 Designed 1927.

Etched R. Lalique France no. 1014

23cm high
7cm dia base
7cm dia neck

(I have another with frosted glass)

A design based on the leaves of the Mespilus germanica the medlar tree. This was produced in multiple colours, amber and green being the most organic. The leaves are highlighted with a matt patiné that accentuates the depth of the moulding.

Medlars are a little like marmite, you love them or loathe the fruits and they have been lauded and decried in equal measure throughout British literature from Chuacer to Shakespeare and onto DH Lawrence. The process of bletting, allowing them to rot, releases some odours whilst improving sweetness. Medlar jam is quite delicious.
Literature Felix Marcilhac, René Lalique: Maître-Verrier, Paris, 2004, p. 442