Deux figurines (Two figures)

Title: 
Deux figurines (Two figures)

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Object Name: 
Clock with Illuminated Base
Title: 
Deux figurines (Two figures)
Accession Number: 
2011.3.368
Dimensions: 
Overall H: about 38.6 cm, W: about 34.6 cm, D: about 14 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
designed in 1926
Credit Line: 
Gift of Elaine and Stanford Steppa
Primary Description: 
Clock with Illuminated Base, "Deux figurines (Two figures)". (a) Colorless glass, metal clock parts; mold-pressed, assembled. Circular clock mounted in flat glass plaque with rounded top. Glass decorated with two female figures draping floral garland around clock to form a wreath. Clock wired to be plugged into wall outlet (b) Rectangular silver metal base with four ball feet. Base outfitted with light bulb and electrical wiring.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Steppa, Elaine, Source
2011-12-09
Steppa, Stanford, Source
2011-12-09
Inscription: 
R Lalique
inscription
Engraved (a) on one edge near 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.