Pissenlit (Dandelion)

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Object Name: 
Vase
Title: 
Pissenlit (Dandelion)
Accession Number: 
74.3.5
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 14.7 cm; Body Diam: 17.8 cm; Rim Diam: 7.9 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
dated 1926
Primary Description: 
Vase, "Pissenlit (Dandelion)". Frosted colorless non-lead glass; mold-blown glass using a cire perdue (lost wax) mold. Bulbous inverted conical shape; short cylindrical neck swells to rounded shoulder and tapers to small circular base; high sculptural relief design of dandelion leaves and two rows of alternating blossoms encircle body; flat ground base.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Antaeus Gallery, Ltd., Source
Category: 
Color: 
Technique: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
No 593/5-26
inscription
Molded intaglio
R. Lalique
signature
Engraved on base
(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.
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.
 
French Art Glass
Venue(s)
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 1975-04-01 through 1975-05-18
Rene Lalique: Enchanted by Glass (2014) illustrated, p. 314-315 (no. 1); BIB# 139598
5000 Years of Glass (British Museum, new ed) (2012) illustrated, p. 214, #270; BIB# 133950
Five Thousand Years of Glass (British Museum) (2012) illustrated, p. 214, #270; BIB# 133950
The illustrated encyclopedia of glass (2011) illustrated, p. 52; BIB# 128671
Plastik sanatlarda cam malzemenin uygulanisi (2003) illustrated, p. 29, fig. 2.24; BIB# 120381
20th Century Factory Glass (2000) illustrated, p. 115; BIB# 60784
20th Century Factory Glass (2000) illustrated, p. 115; BIB# 101757
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 115, #111; BIB# 35679
Recent Important Acquisitions, 17 (1975) illustrated, p. 174, #34; BIB# AI91035