Medallion for 1937 Paris Exposition Internationale

Object Name: 
Medallion for 1937 Paris Exposition Internationale

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Object Name: 
Medallion for 1937 Paris Exposition Internationale
Accession Number: 
2011.3.414
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 0.8 cm, Diam (max): 9.5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
designed in 1937
Credit Line: 
Gift of Elaine and Stanford Steppa
Primary Description: 
Medallion for the Paris 1937 Exposition internationale. Colorless glass, brown patina; mold-pressed, applied patina. Circular medallion showing two nude winged male figures facing one another. Medallion inscribed, "EXPOSITION PARIS / 1937 INTERNATIONALE" around outside edge. Brown patina applied to decorated surface. Two holes drilled between figures and text.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Steppa, Stanford, Source
2011-12-09
Steppa, Elaine, Source
2011-12-09
Color: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
PARIS 1937 / EXPOSITION INTERNATIONALE
inscription
Molded relief around outside edge
R. LALIQUE
signature
Molded relief on bottom of front
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. 99 (no. 13); BIB# 139598