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Author Topic: Opalescent Plaque with Birds, unknown maker  (Read 752 times)

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Offline msiscoe

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Opalescent Plaque with Birds, unknown maker
« on: December 24, 2012, 05:40:00 AM »
Hello,

I purchased this opalescent plaque with birds and floral motif, and cannot id the maker. The seller sold it as Lalique, however, I can find no reference to it, and it is unsigned.

Many thanks,

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Offline subversivegrrl

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Re: Opalescent Plaque with Birds, unknown maker
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2012, 10:12:02 PM »
The birds and flowering branches bear some resemblance to Lalique's "Deux Colombes" (Two Doves) clock, but as far as I know the design was not made as a plaque like this.  The website http://rlalique.com/ shows a December auction for what I think is the same plaque (but w/o the opalescence) in their "fakes and suspicious auctions" section. 
http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/14674956_unsigned-old-lalique-plaque-with-raised-birds-on

Consolidated Glass, an American company, made some items based closely on some Lalique designs, so you might look into that - other possibilities I can think of include Verlys, Sabino, Etling.

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Offline msiscoe

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Re: Opalescent Plaque with Birds, unknown maker
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2012, 05:28:44 AM »
Yes, I saw the one at LiveAuctioneers, also attributed to Rene' Lalique.....and knew it was at least not documented anywhere in the literature.

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Offline John Smith

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Re: Opalescent Plaque with Birds, unknown maker
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2012, 03:03:36 PM »
I also placed bids on this piece...  I am 99.9% certain it's a Sabino piece. It is most definately not Lalique. John

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