Orphelinat des armées (Army orphans)

Title: 
Orphelinat des armées (Army orphans)

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Object Name: 
Model for a Plaque
Title: 
Orphelinat des armées (Army orphans)
Accession Number: 
81.7.74
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 14 cm, W: 13.6 cm, D: 2.5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1916
Web Description: 
This plaster model is a larger versions of a small medal designed to help raise funds for children of the armed forces orphaned during World War I. The smaller version was probably created with a reducing lathe (tour à réduire).
Department: 
Provenance: 
Danenberg, Bernard, Former Collection
1981-05-21
Color: 
Technique: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
ORPHELINAT DES ARMEES
Stamp
Molded relief below woman and child
Primary Description: 
Model for a Plaque, "Orphelinat des armées (Army orphans)". White plaster; cast. Rectangular plaque; beveled edges; smaller raised rectangle bears relief of woman embracing child; the woman in right 3/4 profile and wearing garment with numerous folds; below woman and child in raised block letters: "ORPHELINAT DES ARMEES"; unsigned.
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.