Trois papillons (Three butterflies)

Title: 
Trois papillons (Three butterflies)

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Object Name: 
Inkwell
Title: 
Trois papillons (Three butterflies)
Accession Number: 
54.3.25
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 5.4 cm, W: 9.2 cm, D: 8.4 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
designed in 1912
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Ellen D. Sharpe
Primary Description: 
Inkwell, "Trois papillons (Three butterflies)". Colorless glass, brown patina; mold-pressed, acid-etched, applied patina. (a) Flat ground base, short oval body of which three fin-like wings emerge, cylindrical inside with rest for (b) flat cover with flange and finial; body has three partly brownish butterfly-like animals showing the bodies and the right wings, the surface is partly acid-etched, the cover has brownish concentric leaf bands and a rosette as finial.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Sharpe, Ellen D., Source
1954
Category: 
Rene Lalique: Enchanted by Glass
Venue(s)
Chrysler Museum of Art 2016-06-10 through 2016-10-02
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.
 
Rene Lalique: Enchanted by Glass (2014) illustrated, p. 190 (no. 20); BIB# 139598