The name of this vase is a reference to the Esterel Mountains in the southeast of France, in the departments of Var and the Alpes-Maritimes in Provence. To the east are the cities of Mandelieu and Cannes and to the west are Saint-Raphaël and Fréjus. The massif lies parallel to the coastline, which is called Corniche de l'Esterel there. This area is known for its eucalyptus trees whose roots reach into the Mediterranean and can absorb so much water. As a result, the area recovers very quickly after a wildfire. Thus, the concept of Esterel is associated with rapid recovery and resilience. Something that Lalique fully felt connected with.
The vase is blown in amber-red glass with the decorated part frosted and colored with white acid patina. The vase is still clean, clear and is in superb condition.