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Offline josordoni

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Lalique wheat ears plate - real or not?
« on: November 22, 2005, 03:54:15 PM »
I have found this plate in a mixed lot I bought recently, it seems to be signed R Lalique, I am no expert on Lalique so don't know if this is likely to be a real piece or not?  What is the thoughts of the experts on here?

The plate is approx 8 ins 200 mm diameter, pressed with the image of wheat ears on the underside, no impressed detail on the smooth top surface.
here is a picture of the plate:
here is a picture of the signature - not a very good photo but the best I have been able to get. It seems to be hand engraved.

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Offline B & M

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Lalique wheat ears plate - real or not?
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2006, 05:09:38 PM »
Plate looks right to me, Lalique 'Epis', one of the earliest press moulded pieces introduced c. 1921.

The script signiature does look a little unusual though marks vary on this pattern. Early examples were signed with the moulded VDA (Verrerie d'Alsace) mark, used by Lalique in the first couple of years of operation of the Wingen sur Moder Plant, c.1921-3.  I have seen one or two examples with the VDA mark & engraved signiature and seem to recall seeing ones just marked in script or with a moulded R Lalique to the top surface.

I have researched this pattern in the past after having seen VDA marked examples miscatalogued as just 'French glass plate' or similar. I have always hoped to get a bargain but so far others have also spotted them and I've been outbid   Sad 

Since then I had a look at a couple in a dealers in Chester (which i think has now closed) and at various auctions. Rago sold a nice example with a green patina in 2002 and reference it as Marcilhac p.753 no. 3235 (lot 175)

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Lalique wheat ears plate - real or not?
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2006, 10:57:01 AM »
Try posting your query and pick on this Lalique Forum:

The "experts" there are brutal, but appear knowledgable   :wink:


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