Tabago

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Object Name: 
Ashtray
Title: 
Tabago
Accession Number: 
2011.3.435
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 2.6 cm, Diam (max): 14 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
designed in 1928
Credit Line: 
Gift of Elaine and Stanford Steppa
Primary Description: 
Ashtray, "Tabago". Colorless glass, black or dark gray patina; mold-pressed, acid-etched, applied patina. Circular ashtray with sixteen scarab beetles facing inwards towards center situated around top edge of ashtray. Space between scarabs decorated with fern motif. Black or dark gray patina applied to decoration.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Steppa, Stanford, Source
2011-12-09
Steppa, Elaine, Source
2011-12-09
Material: 
Inscription: 
R. Lalique France
signature
Engraved on base
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. 208 (no. 13); BIB# 139598