Côte d'Azur

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Object Name: 
Statuette
Title: 
Côte d'Azur
Accession Number: 
2011.3.268
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 16.7 cm, W: 13.8 cm, D: 6 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
designed in 1929
Credit Line: 
Gift of Elaine and Stanford Steppa
Web Description: 
A limited number of Côte d’Azur statuettes, commissioned by the Wagons-Lits train company and designed and produced by Lalique, were given to guests at the inauguration of the Côte d’Azur Pullman Express on December 9, 1929. Lalique also designed decorative glass panels for the interiors of the cars in this luxury train.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Steppa, Elaine, Source
2011-12-09
Steppa, Stanford, Source
2011-12-09
Color: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
WL CÔTE D'AZUR PULLMAN EXPRESS / 9 - DÉCEMBRE 1929
inscription
Molded relief around base of statuette
CHRISTIE'S / CB / 222
label
Affixed on base circular white label
CHRISTIE'S / 386 / SCHOEN / 12/15/84
label
Affixed on base circular white label
R. LALIQUE
signature
Engraved around base of statuette
Primary Description: 
Statuette, "Côte d'Azur". Colorless glass; mold-pressed, acid-etched. Figure of nude woman lunging forward with one knee raised, one arm to chest, and one arm to back of head. Base of statuette inscribed, "WL CÔTE D'AZUR PULLMAN EXPRESS / 9 - DÉCEMBRE 1929".
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2014-05-16 through 2015-01-04
This major exhibition will bring together glass, jewelry, production molds, and design drawings by René Lalique (French, 1860─1945), dating from about 1893 to Lalique’s death in 1945. As a successful jeweler Lalique experimented with glass in his designs, which eventually led to a career in which he fully embraced the material. His aesthetic choices in his designs informed the styles of Art Nouveau and Art Deco in France, and the objects he created have become iconic reflections of these periods. Lalique also embraced industrial innovations, like mass production, allowing luxury glass to be placed in more and more households around the world.
Rene Lalique: Enchanted by Glass (2014) illustrated, p. 129 (no. 5); BIB# 139598