8 November 2005
A FAMILLE ROSE DEEP PLATE
Delicately enamelled at the centre with two birds perched amongst peony, chrysanthemum, rose and daisy sprays, two insects hovering in flight between them, all within a foliate-shaped panel reserved on a puce foliage ground below a blue enamel band of densely scrolling foliage at the sides, the everted border with a bianco-sopra-bianco band of various flowers amongst frond-like leaves and smaller foliage, and a band of puce foliage overlapped by gilt leaves at the rim
8 7/8 in. (22.7 cm.) diam.
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A similar plate from the Grandidier Collection was illustrated in Connaissance des Arts, February 1966, p.34.
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Specialist Joy McCall answers key questions for collectors of the glassmaker’s exquisite pieces. Illustrated with lots offered in the Lalique sale on 15 May
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