Gabilla - 2, La Violette

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Object Name: 
Gabilla Perfume Bottle with Stopper
Title: 
Gabilla - 2, La Violette
Accession Number: 
2011.3.280
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 8.5 cm, W: 6.8 cm, D: 3.7 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
designed in 1925
Credit Line: 
Gift of Elaine and Stanford Steppa
Primary Description: 
Gabilla Perfume Bottle with Stopper, "Gabilla - 2, La Violette". Colorless glass with blue enamel; mold-blown and enameled vessel, mold-pressed and enameled stopper. (a) Perfume bottle in the shape of a flattened sphere with blue enameled violets and long, bound stems. Narrow cylindrical stem with lip. (b) Matching stopper with dome-shaped top.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Steppa, Elaine, Source
2011-12-09
Steppa, Stanford, Source
2011-12-09
Material: 
Inscription: 
MADE IN FRANCE / R. LALIQUE
inscription
Molded intaglio (a) on base
N [illegible letter?]
inscription
Engraved (b) on base
M P
inscription
Engraved (a) on 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. 147 (no. 18); BIB# 139598