Nénuphar (Water lily)

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Object Name: 
Inkwell in Box
Nénuphar (Water lily)
Accession Number: 
(a-c) Inkwell H: 4 cm, Diam (max): 7.4 cm; (d) Box H: 5.5 cm, W: 12.9 cm, D: 12.5 cm
Not on Display
designed in 1910
Credit Line: 
Gift of Elaine and Stanford Steppa
Primary Description: 
Inkwell and Box, "Nénuphar (Water lily)". (a) Colorless glass, brown patina; mold-pressed, acid-etched, applied patina. Squat inkwell with six rounded panels on exterior. (b) Cylindrical inkwell insert. (c) Colorless glass; mold-pressed, acid-etched, applied patina. Domed cap with depression in center and three rows of scalloped petals around edge with slight brown patina. (d) Square box with hinged lid, metal mounts, and satin interior.
Steppa, Elaine, Source
Steppa, Stanford, Source
Lalique / R. Lalique
Engraved (a) on base
LALIQUE / Place Vendôme / 24 / Paris
Stamped (d) on satin in base in gold
The Reception of René Lalique's Work in the United States, 1900-1940 (2016) illustrated, p. 186 (fig. 11); BIB# AI102867
Rene Lalique: Enchanted by Glass (2014) illustrated, p. 188 (no. 18); BIB# 139598