Les Iris (Irises)

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Object Name: 
Vase
Title: 
Les Iris (Irises)
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
88.3.32
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 32.8 cm, W: 15.7 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1895-1900
Credit Line: 
Purchased with funds from the Clara S. Peck Endowment, the Museum Endowment Fund, and a special grant
Primary Description: 
Translucent deep green, aquamarine, smokey gray, lavender, beige, orange, colorless glasses; blown, cased, hot-applied and inlaid decorative elements, acid-etched, cut, and engraved; bronze mount. Thick, flattened ovoid or bud shaped vessel comprised of multiple layers of glass; narrow, lipless, crescent opening has been carved and polished; upper half of body a smokey blue/gray, lower half grass green; along each of the two side edges applied colorless glass trails with overall minute bubbles and beige flecks, broadening then fusing into curved base; body decorated with overall internal beige flecks of glass, one broad side has engraved life-size bearded iris spray in full bloom with orange marquetry stem, the reverse side has inlaid trails of orange and lavender which have been carved and engraved to form a withered iris spray; inscribed vertically in stylized block letters on engraved leaf above the base on blossoming iris side: "Gallé"; deeply inset foot is crudely threaded and has a metal plate, foot is encased and held by a screw to modeled bronze foot in form of alternating petals and buds, patinated green.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Annieri, Luigi, Former Collection
Habsburg, Feldman, Source
1988-07-29
Category: 
The Fragile Art: Extraordinary Objects from The Corning Museum of Glass
Venue(s)
Park Avenue Armory 2009-01-23 through 2009-02-01
The 55th Annual Winter Antiques Show
Emile Gallé: Dreams Into Glass
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1984-04-28 through 1984-10-21
 
Art Nouveau (1999) illustrated, p. 27; BIB# 65135
Hikari no majutsushi--Emīru Gare (1999) illustrated, p. 105 (#135); BIB# 63169
Fin-de-siecle Art and Debussy's Music: New Paths for Analysis and Interpretation (1997) illustrated, pp. 178-181; plates 3-6; BIB# 77996
Recent Important Acquisitions, 31 (1989) illustrated, p. 110, #26; BIB# AI23357
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1988 (1989) illustrated, pp. 4-5, 6;
Art Nouveau (1989) illustrated, p. 145; BIB# 24593
Emile Galle : Dreams Into Glass (1984) pp. 64-67, pl. 9 a,b,c,d; BIB# 22737