La pluie au bassin fait des bulles (The rain splashes in the basin)

Title: 
La pluie au bassin fait des bulles (The rain splashes in the basin)

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Object Name: 
Bottle with Swallows
Title: 
La pluie au bassin fait des bulles (The rain splashes in the basin)
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
85.3.13
Dimensions: 
H: 27.9 cm, D (max.): 10.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1889
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Honorable and Mrs. Amory Houghton, by exchange
Web Description: 
This early verrerie parlante (“speaking” glass) is enameled with lines from a poem by the Romantic poet Théophile Gautier (1811–1872): “La pluie au bassin fait des bulles/Les hirondelles sur le toît/Tiennent des conciliabules/Voici l’hiver, voici le froid” (The rain splashes in the basin; The swallows on the roof hold secret gatherings: Winter is here, cold is here). As in other verreries parlantes, the decoration is directly inspired by the quotation, which was chosen by Gallé.
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
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Inscription: 
La pluie au bassin fait des bulles/Les hirondelles sur le toît/Tiennent des conciliabules/Voici l’hiver, voici le froid!
inscription
French
E. Galle
signature
base signed on base
Primary Description: 
Bottle with Swallows, "La pluie au bassin fait des bulles (The rain splashes in the basin)". Colorless bubbly glass; blown, enameled. Spherical body, enameled with birds in flight, seated on wire, with inscription: "La pluie au bassin fait des bolles; /Les hirondelles sur le tart./Tiennent des conciliatules; /Voici l'hiver, voice la froid; /Theophile Gautier", long slender neck, cup shape rim; signed on base: "E Galle" [script].