Fontaines (Fountains)

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Object Name: 
Vase, Covered
Fontaines (Fountains)
Accession Number: 
(a&b) H: 15.5 cm; (a) H: 14/5 cm, D (max.): 10.8 cm; (b) H: 2.5 cm
Not on Display
designed in 1912
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass with greenish-gray and umber brown enamels; mold-blown and enameled. (a) Bulbous shape; horizontal polished upper rim; thick cylindrical neck; bulbous body with eight ribs which are narrow at top and spread out at base giving the appearance of organic lattice work; recessed surfaces are enameled, while rib surfaces are polished; concave base with polished rim; engraved on side near base: "Lalique"; (b) concave volcano-like center with eight rayed ribs descending and rising to downward beveled rim which tapers angularly to cylindrical sleeve having eight masks alternating with eight downward prongs; eight section rounded and crenellated base rim; recessed areas are enameled umber brown.
Levy, Gerard, Source
Art Deco: A Guide for Collectors (1972) col. pl.; BIB# 25324