Medal for the Perla del Mediterraneo

Object Name: 
Medal for the Perla del Mediterraneo

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Object Name: 
Medal for the Perla del Mediterraneo
Accession Number: 
2011.7.106
Dimensions: 
(a) H: 4 cm, W: 5.5 cm, D: 0.4 cm; (b) H: 5.4 cm, W: 7.5 cm, D: 1.4 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1906
Credit Line: 
Gift of Elaine and Stanford Steppa
Primary Description: 
Medal for the Perla del Mediterraneo. (a) Bronze; cast. Rectangular bronze medal showing a man in period speedboat racing attire driving a powerboat. Four fish flank outer edges of medal. Circular glass-like cabochon fixed to front near bottom edge. Top of medal inscribed, "PERLA DEL / MEDITTERRANEO". (b) Original reddish-brown case with hinged lid and metal mounts.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Steppa, Stanford, Source
2011-12-09
Steppa, Elaine, Source
2011-12-09
Technique: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
PERLA DEL / MEDITTERRANEO
inscription
Molded relief (a) on front of medal near top
R. LALIQUE
signature
Engraved (a) on front of medal near bottom edge
(TRAVELING) Rene Lalique: Enchanted by Glass
Venue(s)
Chrysler Museum of Art 2017-09-14 through 2018-01-21
Lalique's fascination with glass as a jeweler and an industrialist is told in this traveling exhibition from the Corning Museum of Glass through the objects that he designed and made. Rene Lalique: Enchanted by Glass documents the stylistic and artistic changes that swept through France during its Third Republic. The exhibition displays glass objects from the end of the 19th century through the 1940s, including rare design drawings, jewelry, medallions, perfume bottles, automobile mascots, tableware, desk and smoking accessories, decorative vases, statuettes, and working molds and models. All objects are from the comprehensive collection of The Corning Museum of Glass. Curated by Kelley Elliott , curatorial assistant of modern glass, with the assistance of Tina Oldknow, curator of modern glass, this traveling exhibition from The Corning Museum of Glass includes approximately 250 objects.
René Lalique: The Forgotten Years (2016) illustrated, p. 9 (bottom right); BIB# 142311
Rene Lalique: Enchanted by Glass (2014) illustrated, p. 91 (no. 4); BIB# 139598