Victoire (Victory)

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Object Name: 
Automobile Mascot on Base
Title: 
Victoire (Victory)
Accession Number: 
2011.3.345
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 23 cm, W: 24.6 cm, D: 10.1
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
designed in 1928
Credit Line: 
Gift of Elaine and Stanford Steppa
Primary Description: 
Automobile Mascot, "Victoire (Victory)". (a) Colorless glass, metal; mold-pressed and acid-etched glass, assembled. Glass in the form of a head with hair flowing back symbolizing speed. Glass fixed in silver metal mount with threaded screw attached to base. (b) Square wood mount painted black. Mount has circular hole in top and in one side. Interior of mount fitted with reflective silver lining.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Steppa, Elaine, Source
2011-12-09
Steppa, Stanford, Source
2011-12-09
Material: 
Inscription: 
FRANCE
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Molded relief (a) on glass near metal mount
FRANCE
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Molded relief (a) around base
BREVES GALLERIES / KNIGHTSBRIDGE / S.W.3. / PAT. NO. 309301
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Stamped (a) on side of metal
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. 116-117 (no. 6); BIB# 139598