Introduced 1928

A René Lalique "Cardamine" lamp

Engraved script signature: R. Lalique France at base of standard
Model 2164, the molded frosted glass box shade of rectangular outline raised on a rectangular flat support intaglio molded with stylized watercress scrolls and raised on a sloping rectangular silvered metal base, electrified
Height overall 17.4"; Height of shade 5.13"; Width of shade 10.5"; Depth 4.25"

  • Literature: cf. Felix Marcilhac, "R. Lalique, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre de verre", Les éditions de l'Amateur, Paris, ref. no. 2164, p. 112, for period photo
    N. M. Dawes, "Lalique Glass", New York, 1986, p. 76
  • Condition: In very good condition overall with a shallow 1/4" polished chip to underside of one corner of shade (not visible when in place) and two shallow 1/4" chips around one hole at top of shade which are covered by the nut, dirty marks, and a few minor scuffs to shade. Heavy losses and scratches to silver patina on base. Dirt and dust in crevasses between metal and glass. Lamp has been rewired. Wiring should be checked by a qualified electrician prior to use. Moran's does not guarantee the working condition of electronic equipment.

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