Gros poissons, vagues (Big fish, waves)

Title: 
Gros poissons, vagues (Big fish, waves)

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Object Name: 
Illuminated Surtout de Table (Table Decoration)
Title: 
Gros poissons, vagues (Big fish, waves)
Accession Number: 
2011.3.431
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 40.3 cm; (a) Glass Fish H: 31.2 cm, W: 41.2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
designed in 1922
Credit Line: 
Gift of Elaine and Stanford Steppa
Primary Description: 
Illuminated Surtout de table, "Gros poissons, vagues" (Table decoration, "Big fish, waves"). (a) Colorless glass; mold-pressed, assembled. Large solid glass fish with circular base. (b) Conical bronze base outfitted with light bulb socket and electrical wiring. Exterior of base decorated with scalloped design. (c) Metal washer for light bulb socket. (d) White ceramic washer for light bulb socket.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Steppa, Stanford, Source
2011-12-09
Steppa, Elaine, Source
2011-12-09
Technique: 
Inscription: 
R. LALIQUE FRANCE
signature
Engraved (a) on top of circular 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. 106 (no. 6); BIB# 139598