D'Orsay - 1, Ambre d'Orsay

Title: 
D'Orsay - 1, Ambre d'Orsay

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Object Name: 
D’Orsay Perfume Bottle with Stopper
Title: 
D'Orsay - 1, Ambre d'Orsay
Accession Number: 
2011.3.261
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 13.4 cm, W: 4.4 cm, D: 4.4 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
designed in 1914
Credit Line: 
Gift of Elaine and Stanford Steppa
Primary Description: 
D’Orsay Perfume Bottle with Stopper, "D'Orsay - 1, Ambre d'Orsay". Opaque black glass, mold-blown vessel, mold-pressed stopper, acid-etched. (a) Rectangular-shaped mold-blown bottle, slightly wider at base than shoulder, narrows to a short cylindrical neck with a square stopper. Bottle is decorated at each corner with a low relief figure on the edge. (b) Mold-pressed stopper. The stopper is decorated on top with a bouquet of flowers.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Steppa, Elaine, Source
2011-12-09
Steppa, Stanford, Source
2011-12-09
Color: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
559
inscription
Engraved (b) on the underside of the shaft
AMBRE D’ORSAY
inscription
Molded intaglio (a) on edge of the base
LALIQUE
signature
Molded intaglio (a) on edge of the base
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. 26 (fig. 29), 138 (no. 6); BIB# 139598