Longchamp (first version)

Title: 
Longchamp (first version)

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Object Name: 
Automobile Mascot, Paperweight, or Bookend
Title: 
Longchamp (first version)
Accession Number: 
2011.3.404
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 12.1 cm, W: 15.2 cm, D: 6.6 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
designed in 1929
Credit Line: 
Gift of Elaine and Stanford Steppa
Primary Description: 
Automobile Mascot, Paperweight, or Bookend, "Longchamp ". Colorless glass; mold-pressed, acid-etched. Glass in the form of the head of a horse with open mouth and double mane.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Steppa, Elaine, Source
2011-12-09
Steppa, Stanford, Source
2011-12-09
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
FRANCE
inscription
Molded relief on front just above base
R. LALIQUE
signature
Molded relief on front just above base
Rene Lalique: Enchanted by Glass
Venue(s)
Chrysler Museum of Art 2017-09-14 through 2018-01-21
Rene Lalique: Enchanted by Glass
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, p. 122 (no. 12); BIB# 139598