Union Centrale des Beaux-Arts Decoratifs Second Prize Medal Awarded to Rene Lalique

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Union Centrale des Beaux-Arts Decoratifs Second Prize Medal Awarded to Rene Lalique

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Object Name: 
Medal with Original Case
Title: 
Union Centrale des Beaux-Arts Decoratifs Second Prize Medal Awarded to Rene Lalique
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
2011.7.114
Dimensions: 
(a) H: 7.1 cm, W: 5.2 cm, D: 0.4 cm; (b) H: 8.5 cm, W: 6.1 cm, D: 1.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1893
Credit Line: 
Gift of Elaine and Stanford Steppa
Primary Description: 
(a) Bronze; cast. Oval medal showing arrangement of objects on front. Inscribed, "UNION CENTRALE DES BEAUX-ARTS" and "APPLIQUES A L'INDUSTRIE". Reverse inscribed, "UNION CENTRALE DES DECORATIFS / CONCOURS / 1893 / ARTISTES ET INDUSTRIELS / ORFEVRERIE / VSE A BOIRE / 2me PRIX / MR R. LALIQUE". (b) Red case with hinged lid. Top of case inscribed, "UNION CENTRALE / DES / ARTS DECORATIFS / 1893".
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Provenance: 
Steppa, Elaine, Source
2011-12-09
Steppa, Stanford, Source
2011-12-09
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Inscription: 
UNION CENTRALE DES DECORATIFS / CONCOURS / 1893 / ARTISTES ET INDUSTRIELS / ORFEVRERIE / VSE A BOIRE / 2em PRIX / MR R. LALIQUE
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Engraved (a) on reverse
UNION CENTRALE DES BEAUX-ARTS
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Molded relief (a) on front
APPLIQUES A L'INDUSTRIE
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Molded relief (a) on front
UNION CENTRALE / DES / ARTS DECORATIFS / 1893
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(b) on top of case in gold
SOTHEBY'S / 384 / FOUNDED 1744
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Affixed (b) inside
SOTHEBY'S / 384 / FOUNDED 1744
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Tied (a)
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. 17 (fig. 9); BIB# 139598