Corday - 1, Tzigane

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Object Name: 
Perfume Bottle with Stopper
Corday - 1, Tzigane
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 17.6 cm, Diam: 5.2 cm
Not on Display
designed in 1937
Credit Line: 
Gift of David J. Weinstein
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass, matte, brown/black enamel; Mold-blown bottle, mold-pressed stopper. Columnar bottle with solid button stopper (inscribed 108), angled rays spiral from center top circle, rest of stopper (except for ray edges) is matte; sharply collared neck with thick lip, flat shoulder angles to geometric body in shape of eight-rayed star, notched rays extend in rows down entire length of matte body (ray edges are polished), smooth horizontal panel near base imprinted with block letters "TZIGANE" colored with enamel; body notches extend to un-notched, polished foot area impressed with "CORDAY"/"PARIS" also filled with enamel; matte base, no pontil; in raised block letters around base: "BOTTLE MADE IN FRANCE R. LALIQUE".
Weinstein, David J., Source
Designing for a New Century: Works on Paper by Lalique and his Contemporaries
Rakow Library, Corning Museum of Glass
In the late 19th century and early 20th century, René Lalique’s jewelry, and then his beautifully designed glass objects and vessels, made him an influential figure in the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements. His work was acclaimed at the international industrial expositions, particularly the 1900 and 1925 Paris Expositions. Designing for a New Century: Works on Paper by Lalique and His Contemporaries surveys the extraordinary glass art created by Lalique and his European contemporaries, including Maurice Marinot, Auguste Herbst, Emile Gallé,and Val St. Lambert, through design drawings, trade catalogs, period photographs, and rare books from the Rakow Library’s special collections.