La Libellule (The Dragonfly)

La Libellule (The Dragonfly)

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Object Name: 
Dragonfly Coupe
La Libellule (The Dragonfly)
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 18.4 cm; Rim Diam: 19.6 cm; Base Diam: 9.8 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift in part of Benedict Silverman in memory of Gerry Lou Silverman
Primary Description: 
Glass bowl in marbled amber-yellow glass; blown, cased, hot-applied and inlaid decorative elements, acid-etched, cut, and engraved. Polychrome applied glass dragonflies, partly sandwiched (intarsia) between translucent layers of glass, partly applied to the surface. Embedded specks of gold metal foil in the eyes. Engraved, polished. The Galle signature is done in the form of a dragonfly. The stem base consists of two parts which have been bonded together and to the bowl using an adhesive (possibly pine resin).
Christie, Manson & Woods Ltd, Source
Silverman, Gerry Loui, Former Collection
Silverman, Benedict, Former Collection
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass
Yokohama Museum of Art 1992-10-12 through 1992-12-13
Emile Gallé: Dreams Into Glass
Corning Museum of Glass 1984-04-28 through 1984-10-21
A special exhibition at the Corning Museum of Glass, April 28-October 21, 1984.
Emīru gare no garasu: ketteiban; エミール・ガレのガラス : 決定版 / 山根郁信編 (2019) illustrated, p. 101;
La escultura en vidrio (2017) illustrated, p. 151 (fig. 3.50);
Glass: Virtual, Real (2016) illustrated, p. 15; BIB# 167899
Glass: A Short History (Smithsonian Books edition) (2012) illustrated, pp. 104-105; BIB# 130360
Glass: A Short History (The British Museum edition) (2012) illustrated, pp. 104-105; BIB# 135965
Corning Museum of Glass (2009-01) illustrated, p. 8; BIB# 109342
William Morris: Native Species (2006) illustrated, p. 18; BIB# 96256
Il Corning Museum (2005-06) illustrated, p. 21, bottom; BIB# AI98014
Beauty of the Beasts (2004-11-14) illustrated, p. 1E;
Glass in Art, History, and Science at The Corning Museum of Glass (2003) illustrated, p. 69, no. 5; BIB# AI64198
Plastik sanatlarda cam malzemenin uygulanisi (2003) illustrated, p. 29, fig. 2.23; BIB# 120381
20th Century Factory Glass (2000) illustrated, p. 76; BIB# 101757
20th Century Factory Glass (2000) illustrated, p. 76; BIB# 60784
Hikari no majutsushi--Emīru Gare (1999) illustrated, p. 43 (#62); BIB# 63169
L'Ecole de Nancy, 1889-1909. Art nouveau et industries d'art. (1999) p. 276, ill.; 301, #124; BIB# 60859
Glass and Ophthalmic Glass (1998) illustrated, p. 51 (left);
Fantasy of Glass = Genso no garasu (1997) p. 64; BIB# 40979
Le verre et l'optique oculaire (1997) illustrated, pp. 8, 51 (left); BIB# 101632
Lost paradise: symbolist Europe (1995) illustrated, p. 317 (352, cat. 120); BIB# 45761
The Corning Museum of Glass, Curators' Choice (1995) illustrated, #19; BIB# 36655
Glass Capturing the Dance of Light (1993) illustrated, p. 65, top; BIB# AI30595
Recent Important Acquisitions, 34 (1992) illustrated, p. 143, #40; BIB# AI30154
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 107, #101; BIB# 35679
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1991 (1992) illustrated, cover; BIB# AI96378
Aesthetics of Contemporary Glass (1991) illustrated, p. 21 (Table of Contents); BIB# AI30111
History of Glass Crafts (1990-07) p. 57;
Āru nūvō āru deko no garasu (1988) p. 31; BIB# 45724
Glass and Ophthalmic Optics (1988) illustrated, p. 8; BIB# 65467
The Glass of Art Noveau and Art Deco (1988) p. 31; BIB# 45724
The Glass Arts of Emile Galle (Emiru Gare no garasu) (1985) illustrated, #262; BIB# 32767
Glass and Ophthalmic Optics (1985) illustrated, p. 7; BIB# 36218
Important 20th Century Decorative Arts (#5206) (1984-12-15) lot #82; BIB# 5004
Emile Galle : Dreams Into Glass (1984) cover, #23, pp. 116-123; BIB# 22737
Glass by Galle (1984) cover, p. 81; BIB# 22735
Masterpieces from the Corning Museum of Glass: 24 Ready-to-Mail Full-Color Postcards (1984) illustrated, cover, p. 6 (bottom left); BIB# 34354
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1980 (1981) illustrated, pp. 4, 7; BIB# AI97142
Recent Important Acquisitions, 23 (1981) illustrated, cover, frontispiece; BIB# AI98083
We Were Missed illustrated, p. 4; BIB# 38464