Donna Rice - USA
Mercy - Peony - Paeonia - Pivoine de la Chine
16.5 x 12.25 x 12.25
Lost wax, cast crystal Peony, leaves and base. Blown, hand engraved glass cloche, inspired by the botanical illustrations of Pierre-Joseph Redoute and countless live and photographic specimens.
For two weeks every spring during my childhood, I practiced as I walked home from school; “My mother is very ill and Peonies are her favorite.” In truth, I only wanted one of the sweet pink blossoms for myself, though I never dared take one.