Oiseau de feu (Firebird)

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Object Name: 
Illuminated Surtout de Table (Table Decoration)
Title: 
Oiseau de feu (Firebird)
Accession Number: 
2011.3.189
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 42.2 cm; (a) Glass Luminaire W: 44 cm; (b) Base W: 14.5 cm, D: 9.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
designed in 1922
Credit Line: 
Gift of Elaine and Stanford Steppa
Primary Description: 
Illuminated Surtout de table, "Oiseau de feu" (Table decoration, "Firebird") with Bronze Base. (a) Colorless glass; mold-pressed, acid-etched intaglio design. Solid half-disk glass top with circular base that fits into bronze base. Glass decorated with nude woman with elaborate wings and feathers and bird talons perched on arched bow. (b) Rectangular bronze base decorated with butterflies. Base outfitted with electrical cords and light bulb socket. (c) Light bulb.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Steppa, Elaine, Source
2011-12-09
Steppa, Stanford, Source
2011-12-09
Color: 
Technique: 
Inscription: 
R. LALIQUE
signature
Carved (a) bottom edge
Treasures From the Corning Museum of Glass (2013-12) illustrated, September;
Rene Lalique, the famous French artist (2012-10) illustrated, cover, pp. 18-19;