Cupidon (Cupid)

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Object Name: 
Pendant
Title: 
Cupidon (Cupid)
Accession Number: 
60.3.40
Dimensions: 
Overall L: 41.5 cm; Pendant H: 3 cm, W: 3.2 cm, D: 0.3 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
designed in 1911
Credit Line: 
Gift of Buten Museum of Wedgwood
Primary Description: 
Pendant, "Cupidon (Cupid)". Colorless glass; press-molded. Heart-shaped medallion with three holes to receive the metal chain to which five tubular beads have been attached; the heart- shaped medallion shows on the obverse a nude, winged cupid leaning to (and shooting his arrow to) the right.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Buten Museum of Wedgwood, Source
Category: 
Color: 
Technique: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
France
inscription
Engraved on medallion with diamond point
R. Lalique
signature
Engraved on medallion
Rene Lalique: Enchanted by Glass
Venue(s)
Chrysler Museum of Art 2017-09-14 through 2018-01-21
Rene Lalique: Enchanted by Glass
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. 80 (no. 2); BIB# 139598