Voilée mains jointes (Veiled, clasped hands)

Voilée mains jointes (Veiled, clasped hands)

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Object Name: 
Voilée mains jointes (Veiled, clasped hands)
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 27.7 cm, W: 6.9 cm; Base Diam: 6.3 cm
Not on Display
designed in 1919
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Edward Lewison
Primary Description: 
Statuette, "Voilée mains jointes (Veiled, clasped hands)". Colorless semi-lead glass, blue-green patination; mold-pressed. Tall slender solid figure in low relief of female with long flowing head covering and wearing a classical pleated peplos, figure has curled hair, bent arms and clasped hands raised to front left side of head, back side has folds of drapery on upper half of body in low relief, narrow flattened side strip surrounds figure, legs taper to circular base; overall matte finish with slight blue-gray patinated accents; ground and polished base, no pontil.
Lewison, Mrs. Edward, Source
R. Lalique France No 828
Engraved on base in script
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. 126 (no. 1); BIB# 139598