France’s Call to Freedom

Revernay Nineteenth-Century Dandelion Vase (LEO Design)

On this day in 1792—in the midst of the French Revolution against their monarchy—Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle wrote his stirring call to arms.  Eventually called La Marseillaise, after the troops from Marseille who sang the song in the streets, the song was adopted as The Republic’s anthem in 1795.  To this day, it is proudly sung by Frenchmen—a revolutionary call to fight tyranny and protect democracy.

The Revernay vase above, crafted some 104 years after La Marseillaise, is, likewise, proudly French.  It shows the famous Dandelion—whose jagged leaves resemble the “teeth of the lion.”  Please click on the photo above to learn more about it.


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