Ceylan (Ceylon)

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Object Name: 
Ceylan (Ceylon)
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 24 cm; Rim Diam (max): 13.3 cm; Base Diam (max): 7.9 cm
Not on Display
designed in 1924
Credit Line: 
Gift of R. Lalique et Cie
Web Description: 
This style was also called Huit perruches (Eight Parakeets).
R. Lalique et Cie, Source
Sandblasted on base
Primary Description: 
Vase, "Ceylan (Ceylon)". Translucent opalescent glass; mold-pressed, acid-etched. Translucent opalescent heavy glass with satin-like surface; slight wear marks; mold-pressed. Body slightly tapering to flat ground base, small flaring ground rim; four pairs of sitting birds in high relief on the upper part of the vase, in the background tendrils; on the base: "R. LALIQUE. FRANCE".
(CANCELLED) Rene Lalique: Enchanted by Glass (VERO BEACH)
Vero Beach Museum of Art 2020-10-10 through 2021-01-03
From his earliest designs in jewelry to his later production of glass objects, René Lalique (French, 1860─1945) was enchanted by the properties and capabilities of glass. This exhibition brings together over 200 objects from the very personal to the public, all dating from about 1893 to Lalique’s death in 1945. As a designer, Lalique embraced change, set fashion, and created and nurtured a company whose luxury glass products appealed to customers inspired by the fast-moving and libertine impulses of Modern life. Lalique and his company used industrial innovations, including mechanization, in glass production. These objects, however, are not mass-produced: each one was worked by hand at multiple stages of its production. Informed by the styles of Art Nouveau and Art Deco in France, Lalique’s designs and the luxury objects he created have become iconic reflections of these periods. Copies of the accompanying 384-page publication are available for purchase. Published by the Museum, in association with Yale University Press, this lavishly illustrated book features contributed essays that examine Lalique’s life and career, and the history of the Lalique collection at The Corning Museum of Glass.
Rene Lalique: Enchanted by Glass (CHRYSLER)
Chrysler Museum of Art 2017-09-14 through 2018-01-21
The Chrysler presents a comprehensive look at one of the most influential designers of the 20th century, René Lalique, who combined artistry and industrialization to bring luxury to the masses. Trained as a jewelry designer in the Art Nouveau style, he freelanced for Cartier and Boucheron before opening his own shop in 1885. By 1890, jewelry from his Parisian studio was the favorite of celebrities and social elites. His experiments with glass in jewelry steadily grew into a pursuit of its own, and within a few years his beautifully crafted perfume bottles were quite the rage. By 1909, he was mass-producing them in a factory. This exhibition focuses on Lalique’s work with glass and covers decades of creativity. As tastes moved from Art Nouveau to Art Deco, he had the luxury of being hailed as a leader and innovator in both. By the time of his 1945 death, Lalique had left an indelible mark on glass art—producing jewelry, medallions, bottles, tableware, smoking accessories, lamps, clocks, even automobile mascots, more commonly known as radiator caps or hood ornaments today. This exhibition includes historic images from a storied period of French history. It includes one of his patent applications, and it provides even further insight into his methods by way of production molds and design drawings. René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass will be on view Sept. 14, 2017, through Jan. 21, 2018, and admission is free. The exhibition debuted at the Corning Museum of Glass on May 17, 2014. It was curated by Kelley Elliott, the assistant curator for modern and contemporary glass at the upstate New York institution. As the Chrysler will present this exhibition in a larger space than the original show, we’ll feature additional selected Lalique works from both gracious private collectors and the Chrysler’s permanent collection. A fully illustrated catalogue accompanies the show and is available in The Museum Shop.
Rene Lalique: Enchanted by Glass
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.
A Touch of Glass
Explorers Hall, National Geographic Society 1995-02-15 through 1995-09-15
Pressed Glass, 1825-1925
Corning Museum of Glass 1983-04 through 1983-10
St. Louis Art Museum 1983-12-01 through 1984-03-01
Suntory Museum of Art 1984-07-17 through 1984-09-02
Portland Museum of Art 1984-11-01 through 1985-12-31
Cincinnati Art Museum 1985-04-13 through 1985-05-26
Arts and Crafts in Detroit: The Movement, The Society, The School
Detroit Institute of Arts 1976-11 through 1977-01
French Art Glass
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 1975-04-01 through 1975-05-18
Rene Lalique (1860-1945): des œuvres d'arts decoratifs ornees d'oiseaux (2016) illustrated, p. 207 (no. 579); BIB# 151079
Rene Lalique: Enchanted by Glass (2014-06) illustrated, p. 36, top; BIB# AI98038
Art Nouveau (1999) illustrated, p. 28; BIB# 65135
Art Nouveau (1989) illustrated, p. 146; BIB# 24593
Current and Coming: American and European Pressed Glass (1983-06) p. 1128;
A Century of Pressed Glass (1983) p. 35; BIB# AI11576
A Century of Pressed Glass (1983) p. 35; BIB# AI11576
Pressed Glass 1825-1925 (1983) illustrated, #30, pp. 45, 47, cover; BIB# 30792
Nineteenth Century Pressed Glass (1983) illustrated, p. 36 (right); BIB# AI10579
Lalique Glass: The Complete Illustrated Catalogue for 1932 (1981) illustrated, pl. 2, #905; BIB# 30422
Three Art Nouveau Glass Makers (1960) illustrated, p. 133, fig. 7; BIB# AI56856