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D'Orsay plaque

Type:Promotional plaque

Material(s):Glass with patina

Designer/Maker:Rene Lalique

Markings:Molded "R.LALIQUE" on bottom


Date or Era:Introduced 1923

Dimensions:14.5 cm.

Additional Information:
The D'Orsay shop was remodeled after WWI and this promotional plaque was created for the reopening. D'Orsay had had great success with single flower perfumes made from the flowers of Grasse since 1908. This plaque celebrated these perfumes. The lettering, with its smooth and polished surface is molded in low relief and stands out against a background decorated with a bouquet of stylized anemones with tied stems, also molded in low relief as well as patinated. Ref: The Art of Rene Lalique, Christie Mayer Lefkowith, 2010.