This vase is decorated with intertwined pairs of naiads—nymphs from Greek mythology who resided in, and were associated with, fresh water: streams, springs, wells, and fountains. The combination of classical iconography and bold form typifies much French Art Deco of the 1930s.
Marking: (in center of bottom). R. LALIQUE/FRANCE
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Classic/Fantastic: Selections from the Modern Design Collection," December 21, 2007–April 5, 2009.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Masterpieces of French Art Deco," August 4, 2009–January 23, 2011.