René-Jules Lalique (1860-1945), French, Glass
This vase is from the modern Lalique China Mood Collection. The Lalique wesite states: ‘The (Mood) collection tells stories from immemorial times through creations of timeless modernity. Echoing an old enchantment, their motifs are an invitation to travel to the heart of Asia. Inspired by precious fans, lanterns and forests of stylized bamboos, they will take you
to a fantastic universe filled with celestial dragons and toward Lijiang – old city of the Yunnan province, whose name means ‘beauty of the lake’.’ Lijiang is a 1000 year old city that has a water system through the city that has been operating for hundreds of years consisting of organized bridges and wells for specific uses.