Lévrier (Greyhound)

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Lévrier (Greyhound)
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Overall H: 8.8 cm, W: 17.8 cm, D: 2.8 cm
On Display
Web Description: 
The plaster model is for an automobile mascot designed in 1929 as a special commission for the Prince of Wales.
Danenberg, Bernard, Former Collection
Primary Description: 
Model for an Automobile Mascot, "Lévrier (Greyhound)". White plaster; cast. Long slender dog, stretched out as if jumping, possibly a greyhound or whippet; appears to be carved from irregular shaped base.
(TRAVELING) Rene Lalique: Enchanted by Glass
Chrysler Museum of Art 2017-09-14 through 2018-01-21
Lalique's fascination with glass as a jeweler and an industrialist is told in this traveling exhibition from the Corning Museum of Glass through the objects that he designed and made. Rene Lalique: Enchanted by Glass documents the stylistic and artistic changes that swept through France during its Third Republic. The exhibition displays glass objects from the end of the 19th century through the 1940s, including rare design drawings, jewelry, medallions, perfume bottles, automobile mascots, tableware, desk and smoking accessories, decorative vases, statuettes, and working molds and models. All objects are from the comprehensive collection of The Corning Museum of Glass. Curated by Kelley Elliott , curatorial assistant of modern glass, with the assistance of Tina Oldknow, curator of modern glass, this traveling exhibition from The Corning Museum of Glass includes approximately 250 objects.
Rene Lalique: Enchanted by Glass (2014) illustrated, p. 347 (no. 26), p. 367 (fig. 5); BIB# 139598