La Libellule (The Dragonfly)

La Libellule (The Dragonfly)

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Object Name: 
Dragonfly Coupe
La Libellule (The Dragonfly)
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 18.4 cm; Rim Diam: 19.6 cm; Base Diam: 9.8 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift in part of Benedict Silverman in memory of Gerry Lou Silverman
Primary Description: 
Glass bowl in marbled amber-yellow glass; blown, cased, hot-applied and inlaid decorative elements, acid-etched, cut, and engraved. Polychrome applied glass dragonflies, partly sandwiched (intarsia) between translucent layers of glass, partly applied to the surface. Embedded specks of gold metal foil in the eyes. Engraved, polished. The Galle signature is done in the form of a dragonfly. The stem base consists of two parts which have been bonded together and to the bowl using an adhesive (possibly pine resin).
Christie, Manson & Woods Ltd, Source
Silverman, Gerry Loui, Former Collection
Silverman, Benedict, Former Collection
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass
Yokohama Museum of Art 1992-10-12 through 1992-12-13
Emile Gallé: Dreams Into Glass
Corning Museum of Glass 1984-04-28 through 1984-10-21
Glass: A Short History (Smithsonian Books edition) (2012) illustrated, pp. 104-105; BIB# 130360
Glass: A Short History (The British Museum edition) (2012) illustrated, pp. 104-105; BIB# 135965
Corning Museum of Glass (2009-01) illustrated, p. 8; BIB# 109342
William Morris: Native Species (2006) illustrated, p. 18; BIB# 96256
I1 Corning Museum (2005) illustrated, p. 21, bottom; BIB# AI98014
Beauty of the Beasts (2004-11-14) illustrated, p. 1E;
The Gather (2004) illustrated, p. 3;
Glass in Art, History, and Science at The Corning Museum of Glass (2003) illustrated, p. 69, no. 5;
Plastik sanatlarda cam malzemenin uygulanisi (2003) illustrated, p. 29, fig. 2.23; BIB# 120381
20th Century Factory Glass (2000) illustrated, p. 76; BIB# 101757
20th Century Factory Glass (2000) illustrated, p. 76; BIB# 60784
L'Ecole de Nancy, 1889-1909. Art nouveau et industries d'art. (1999) p. 276, ill.; 301, #124; BIB# 60859
Hikari no majutsushi--Emīru Gare (1999) illustrated, p. 43 (#62); BIB# 63169
Fantasy of Glass = Genso no garasu (1997) p. 64; BIB# 40979
Le verre et l'optique oculaire (1997) illustrated, pp. 8, 51; BIB# 101632
Lost paradise: symbolist Europe (1995) illustrated, p. 317 (352, cat. 120); BIB# 45761
The Corning Museum of Glass, Curators' Choice (1995) illustrated, #19; BIB# 36655
Glass Capturing the Dance of Light (1993) illustrated, p. 65, top;
Recent Important Acquisitions, 34 (1992) illustrated, p. 143, #40; BIB# AI30154
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 107, #101; BIB# 35679
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1991 (1992) illustrated, cover;
Aesthetics of Contemporary Glass (1991) illustrated, p. 21; Table of Contents;
History of Glass Crafts (1990-07) p. 57;
Glass and Ophthalmic Optics (1988) illustrated, p. 8; BIB# 65467
The Glass of Art Noveau and Art Deco (1988) p. 31; BIB# 45724
Āru nūvō āru deko no garasu (1988) p. 31; BIB# 45724
Glass and Ophthalmic Optics (1985) illustrated, p. 7; BIB# 36218
The Glass Arts of Emile Galle (Emiru Gare no garasu) (1985) illustrated, #262; BIB# 32767
Important 20th Century Decorative Arts (#5206) (1984-12-15) lot #82;
Emile Galle : Dreams Into Glass (1984) cover, pp. 116-123; BIB# 22737
Glass by Galle (1984) cover, p. 81; BIB# 22735
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1980 (1981) illustrated, pp. 4, 7;
Recent Important Acquisitions, 23 (1981) illustrated, cover, frontispiece;
We Were Missed illustrated, p. 4; BIB# 38464
Il Corning Museum illustrated, p. 21;