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    Posted 9 years ago

    vetraio50
    (726 items)

    Sometimes it pays to change your hunting patterns. Last Friday I decided to go out on the hunt but headed in another direction. I came across a Vinnies that normally has nothing to buy. I saw a bowl on the shelves behind the counter and had a double-take. It was surrounded by a lot of what I call "Blue Label Bohemia Cut Crystal" but it stood out.

    It is a later production piece by Lalique in the "Pinsons" pattern (originally designed by René Lalique in 1933 and launched again for production in 1951). So far I think I have counted twenty two little finches that inhabit the brambles. There is not a berry to be seen! They have eaten them all for sure! They all have a mischievous look on their faces. I reckon they are ready to pounce on anything tempting placed in the bowl. Perhaps it's an encouragement to keep the bowl clear of anything that might attract their attention? The zig-zagged brambles of a black-berry bush are highlighted by the jagged edges of the leaves: the bowl is a real 'touchy-feely' because of the amazing quality of the moulded decoration. The exterior of the bowl has a frosted finish highlighting the individual birds against the jagged leaves and bramble vine.

    The mark is a just the two line script mark of Lalique / France. Within the bowl is the remnant of the Lalique sticker that can be felt but is unseen. The printing and gilding of that sticker wore off long ago. It's a very successful production piece and is still available. I now have a modern piece to complement the Gui bowl that was made by Lalique in the 1920's.
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/24816-my-lalique-gui-bowl

    I'm off to find something else!

    H: 9.5 cm or 3.7"
    W: 24 cm or 9.5"

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    Comments

    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks obscurities and Bellin68 too!
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks eye4beauty & czechman too!
    3. manddmoir manddmoir, 9 years ago
      A great pattern and not really modern
      that signature dates 1960-76
    4. manddmoir manddmoir, 9 years ago
      A great pattern and not really modern
      that signature dates 1960-76
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks inky, mandMoir and londonloetzlearner too!
      Thanks too for the info about the signature!
    6. cogito cogito, 9 years ago
      So intricate! Stunning!
    7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks, cogito!
    8. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      Wow V! Guess you will be going back to that Vinnies a little more often! Nice find!!
    9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Hi Amber! I went back on Saturday and bought a plate I should have bought the day before! Went out today but came home with nothing. Hope you and yours are all well!
    10. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      That is so funny V. I am like that too. Did you wonder all night if it would be there?
      We are good here. Nice BBQ last night with friends. Super busy work week, yuck!
    11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks Amber and musikchoo too!
    12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks Hedgwalker!
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Hi, Sean! Went on the hunt in the rain but found nothing so came home and raided the shed for new photos! How are you happening?
    14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks mikielikesigns2!
    15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks Amy and miKKo too!
    16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Hi Amy I just measured it and pity in the dimensions:
      H: 9.5 cm or 3.7"
      W: 24 cm or 9.5"
    17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks Marc112!
    18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks mon amie Amy!
    19. VolDeNuit, 9 years ago
      Stunning piece :)
    20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks Vol de Nuit!
    21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks back in Ozmarty!
    22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks kulektor!
    23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks miederman!
    24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks Leah!
    25. Justanovice Justanovice, 9 years ago
      Hi vetraio50, Beautiful bowl!! Is Vinnies like a Charity shop/donated goods shop or similar? I have a lovely bowl by Jobling, very reminiscent of Lalique - I must dig it out and put it on!
    26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Hi Justanovice, thanks for your comments.
      Vinnies is Australian slang for the St Vincent de Paul Society.
      They run thrift stores everywhere here in Oz.
      I look forward to seeing that Jobling bowl, too!
    27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks LoetzDance!
    28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks nldionne!
    29. nldionne nldionne, 9 years ago
      You are very welcome, is beautiful as are all of your posts.
    30. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      ONE OF MY FAVS:) MATE!!! NICE:)!!
    31. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks SEAN and bratjdd! Too!
    32. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      Your very welcome Kevin:)
    33. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      STUNNING!!!
    34. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks MSL & AEON too
    35. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 8 years ago
      Meow... this is awesome...
    36. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks to the Doctor!
    37. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 8 years ago
      Doctor Meow Fluffy!!
    38. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      My apologies, Doctor Meow Fluffy!
    39. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 8 years ago
      Heehee :)
    40. bracken3 bracken3, 6 years ago
      Nice bowl... I have just acquired one.

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