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H: 25.5 cm, D: 24.5 cm
Not on Display
designed in 1919
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Edward Lewison
Primary Description: 
Transparent reddish-amber glass; mold-blown. Almost spherical vessel with short collared opening, ground and polished rim; shoulder and body swell from opening, overall raised decoration of pairs of birds (in slightly varying poses) sitting on arcing flowering branches; overall matte surface with polished highlights; flat base, no pontil; inscribed in script near edge of base: "Lalique".
Lewison, Edward, Source
Lewison, Mrs. Edward F. (Betty), Source
Rene Lalique (1860-1945): des œuvres d'arts decoratifs ornees d'oiseaux (2016) illustrated, p. 203 (no. 568); BIB# 151079
Catalogue des verreries de René Lalique (1932-03) pl. 6, #876; BIB# 28820