Le Jour et La Nuit (Day and Night)

Title: 
Le Jour et La Nuit (Day and Night)

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Object Name: 
Clock
Title: 
Le Jour et La Nuit (Day and Night)
Accession Number: 
2011.3.276
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 37.7 cm, W: 31.5 cm, D: 10 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
designed in 1926
Credit Line: 
Gift of Elaine and Stanford Steppa
Primary Description: 
"Le Jour et La Nuit" Clock. Transparent gray glass, metal; mold-pressed, assembled. Clock mounted in a large transparent gray glass disk with nude man (concave) and woman (convex) arching around clock face. Glass disk mounted on trapezoidal metal base.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Steppa, Elaine, Source
2011-12-09
Steppa, Stanford, Source
2011-12-09
Color: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
8 DAYS SWISS MADE
inscription
on clock face
R. LALIQUE FRANCE
signature
Engraved on back of glass near edge
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2014-05-16 through 2015-01-04
This major exhibition will bring together glass, jewelry, production molds, and design drawings by René Lalique (French, 1860─1945), dating from about 1893 to Lalique’s death in 1945. As a successful jeweler Lalique experimented with glass in his designs, which eventually led to a career in which he fully embraced the material. His aesthetic choices in his designs informed the styles of Art Nouveau and Art Deco in France, and the objects he created have become iconic reflections of these periods. Lalique also embraced industrial innovations, like mass production, allowing luxury glass to be placed in more and more households around the world.
Rene Lalique: Enchanted by Glass (2014) illustrated, back of jacket; BIB# 139598
Rene Lalique, the famous French artist (2012-10) illustrated, p. 27;