Deux Figurines

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Object Name: 
Place Card Holder
Title: 
Deux Figurines
Accession Number: 
78.3.42 A
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 5.3 cm, W: 5.4 cm, D: 5.2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
designed in 1924
Primary Description: 
Place Card Holder, "Deux figurines (Two figurines)". Colorless glass; mold-pressed, acid-etched.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Christie, Manson & Woods Ltd, Source
1978-12-15
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
R. Lalique / France
signature
Engraved on base
Rene Lalique: Enchanted by Glass
Venue(s)
Chrysler Museum of Art 2016-06-10 through 2016-10-02
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. 227 (no. 10); BIB# 139598