Worth - 1, Dans La nuit (In the night)

Title: 
Worth - 1, Dans La nuit (In the night)

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Object Name: 
Worth Powder Box
Title: 
Worth - 1, Dans La nuit (In the night)
Accession Number: 
2011.3.262
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 12.6 cm, Diam (max): 10.2 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
designed in 1926
Credit Line: 
Gift of Elaine and Stanford Steppa
Primary Description: 
Worth Powder Box, "Worth - 1, Dans La nuit (In the night)". Colorless glass, blue patina; mold-blown, mold-pressed, acid-etched, applied patina. Mold-blown spherical shaped box and lid decorated overall with blue enamel and colorless stars. Mold-pressed finial on top of lid is flattened circular shape.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Steppa, Elaine, Source
2011-12-09
Steppa, Stanford, Source
2011-12-09
Material: 
Inscription: 
dans / la / nuit
inscription
Molded relief (b) on finial
FRANCE R. LALIQUE
signature
Molded relief (a) on underside of base
Rene Lalique: Enchanted by Glass
Venue(s)
Chrysler Museum of Art 2017-09-14 through 2018-01-21
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.
 
Venue(s)
Metropolitan Museum of Art 2014-12-09 through 2015-04-13
Corning Museum of Glass 2015-05-16 through 2016-01-04
At the end of the first century B.C., glassmakers working in the environs of Jerusalem made a revolutionary breakthrough in the way glass was made. They discovered that glass could be inflated at the end of a hollow tube. This technical achievement—glassblowing—made the production of glass vessels much quicker and easier, and allowed glassmakers to develop new shapes and decorative techniques. One technique, inflating glass in molds carved with decorative and figural designs, was used to create multiple examples of a variety of vessel shapes with high-relief patterns. The molds used to shape this ancient glass were complex in their design, and the mold-blown glass vessels of ancient Rome tell a wealth of stories about the ancient world, from gladiators to perfume vessels, from portraits of a Roman empress to oil containers marked with the image of Mercury, Roman god of trade. Among the earliest workshops to design and create mold-blown glass was one in which a man named Ennion worked. Ennion was the first glassmaker to sign his glass objects by incorporating his name into the inscriptions that formed part of the mold’s design, and thus he stands among a small group of glass workers whose names have come down to us from antiquity. On view through January, 4, 2016, Ennion and His Legacy, is composed of mold-blown master works by Ennion and other Roman glassmakers. The works are drawn from the Corning Museum’s collection of Roman glass, one of the finest in the world. Within the larger exhibit is a smaller exhibit organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Ennion: Master of Roman Glass, which focuses specifically on works made by Ennion. Composed of loans from a number of international institutions and private collections this exhibit within an exhibit brings together many of the known examples of Ennion’s wares and will be on view through October 19, 2015.
Corning Museum of Glass Calendar (2014) illustrated, p. 1, top; BIB# AI98339
Rene Lalique: Enchanted by Glass (2014) illustrated, p. 143 (no. 13); BIB# 139598