La Cigale (Cicada)

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Object Name: 
Vase
Title: 
La Cigale (Cicada)
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
82.3.32
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 33.3 cm, W: 14.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1884
Primary Description: 
Amber tinted glass with red tinted inclusions, pink enameling and gilding; mold-blown, enameled, and gilded. Irregular tapering cylindrical form with one flat side and one half of one other side also flat; flat polished and beveled rim; blotchy pattern of red inclusions runs vertically from base to rim on completely flat side and side with molded cicada; abstract curvilinear pink enamel and gilt decoration encircles vessel in narrow bands below rim and above base, stopping short of covering the molded cicada wings; giant molded cicada, raised above vessel surface, has wings extended diagonally from base to rim; base in stepped-in foot; signed near tail of cicada "E/I/G" in block letters and on base "E. Galle/Nancy" in script; signature in base from mold.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Brugnot, Jean-Claude, Source
1982-05-03
Category: 
Color: 
Technique: 
Emile Galle (2013) illustrated, p. 67, #123;
The Glass Arts of Emile Galle (Emiru Gare no garasu) (1985) illustrated, #41; BIB# 32767
Recent Important Acquisitions, 25 (1983) illustrated, p. 268, #35;
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1982 (1983) p. 7;