Toby, Éléphant

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Object Name: 
Paperweight
Title: 
Toby, Éléphant
Accession Number: 
2011.3.304
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 8.5 cm, W: 8 cm, D: 5.3 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
designed in 1931
Credit Line: 
Gift of Elaine and Stanford Steppa
Primary Description: 
Paperweight, "Toby, Éléphant". Colorless glass; mold-pressed, acid-etched. Paperweight in the form of an elephant standing on a circular footed base with rounded bottom wall.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Steppa, Elaine, Source
2011-12-09
Steppa, Stanford, Source
2011-12-09
Category: 
Color: 
Technique: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
R. LALIQUE / FRANCE
signature
Sandblasted 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.