Lalique gave geographical names to a number of his patterns for tablewares. This pattern, named after a town in eastern France near Strasbourg, was introduced in 1924 and produced until 1947. Lalique used the service in the dining-room setting he created for the pavilion of the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres at the 1925 Paris exposition.
Inscription: Signed (underside of foot, etched): R LALIQUE
Robert L. Isaacson, New York (until 1978; his gift to MMA)
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"Les Ensembles modernes." Art et industrie (November 1925), unpaginated.
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Gaston Derys. "L'Exposition de l'oeuvre de René Lalique." Mobilier et décoration 13 (March 1933), p. 101.
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Jared Goss. French Art Deco. New York, 2014, pp. 118–19, 257, no. 28, ill. (color, overall and detail).