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What is this?

Clear brown glass, globular body terminating in small shallow base, surface patterned with large beetles. Top rim fitted with silver collar with incised abstract decoration.

This is a vase from France. It is dated ca. 1930 and we acquired it in 1975. Gift of Stanley Siegel, from the Stanley Siegel Collection. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

glass, silver

Its dimensions are

H x W: 29 x 27 cm (11 7/16 x 10 5/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Base marked in script "R. Lalique France No. 892"

This object was designed by René Lalique

This object was donated by Stanley Siegel

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18488149/ |title=Vase, "Gros Scarabees", ca. 1930 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=31 July 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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