La Nuit, le silence, le sommeil (Night, Silence, Sleep)

Title: 
La Nuit, le silence, le sommeil (Night, Silence, Sleep)

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Object Name: 
Vase
Title: 
La Nuit, le silence, le sommeil (Night, Silence, Sleep)
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
85.3.12
Dimensions: 
H: 11.2 cm, D (max.): 11.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1877
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Honorable and Mrs. Amory Houghton
Web Description: 
This vase was designed by Gallé and Victor Prouvé (1858–1943), and made in collaboration with Escalier de Cristal (The Crystal Staircase) in Paris. This firm produced enameled and engraved glasses.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Taylor, Magda, Former Collection
Nagy, Klara Lukats, Source
1985-01-15
Houghton, Laura (Mrs. Amory), Source
1985-01-15
Houghton, The Honorable Amory, Source
1985-01-15
Category: 
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass with black inclusions; blown, cased, engraved, and gilded. Slightly bulbous body, engraved with woman's head in profile with gilt crescent moon behind, waisted stem and angular flared foot, inscribed on base: "Escalier de Cristal/Paris" and a cock perched on a shield inscribed: "E./Cross of Lorraine/G".
Art Nouveau Belgium France
Venue(s)
Rice Museum, Houston 1976-03 through 1976-06
Art Institute of Chicago 1976-08 through 1976-10
Emile Galle (2013) illustrated, p. 58, #106;
Recent Important Acquisitions, 28 (1986) illustrated, p. 113, #50; BIB# AI17497
Art Nouveau Belgium France (1976) p. 214, fig. 322 ill.; BIB# 28192