Merles et raisins (Blackbirds and grapes)

Title: 
Merles et raisins (Blackbirds and grapes)

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Object Name: 
Panel and Wood Frame
Title: 
Merles et raisins (Blackbirds and grapes)
Accession Number: 
2011.3.495 B
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 92.9 cm, W: 31.4 cm, about D: 2.7 cm; Glass H: 52.2 cm, W: 13 cm, D: 2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
designed 1928
Credit Line: 
Gift of Elaine and Stanford Steppa
Primary Description: 
"Merles et raisins (Blackbirds and grapes)". Panel and Wood Frame. Colorless glass, foil, wood, metal; mold-pressed, assembled, foiled. Rectangular colorless glass plaque showing two birds perched on vines with grape-like berries. Glass plaque mounted in large wood panel with gold art deco pillar borders.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Steppa, Elaine, Source
2011-12-09
Steppa, Stanford, Source
2011-12-09
Color: 
Technique: 
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. 39 (fig. 59), 320-323 (no. 1); BIB# 139598