Orphelinat des armées (Army orphans)

Orphelinat des armées (Army orphans)

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Object Name: 
Mold for Plaster Plaque
Orphelinat des armées (Army orphans)
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 12.9 cm, W: 11.4 cm, D: 0.7 cm
Not on Display
about 1916
Credit Line: 
Gift of Elaine and Stanford Steppa
Web Description: 
This plaster metal mold is a larger version of a small medal designed to help raise funds for children of the armed forces orphaned during World War I. The smaller version was probably created with a reducing lathe (tour à réduire).
Steppa, Stanford, Source
Steppa, Elaine, Source
Molded intaglio on front of plaque near bottom edge in reverse
Molded intaglio on front of plaque near bottom edge in reverse
Primary Description: 
Mold for Plaster Plaque, Orphelinat des armées (Army orphans). Bronze; cast. Rectangular bronze plaque showing female figure crouched over. Oval leaf in each corner of plaque. Plaque inscribed "ORPHELINAT / DES ARMEES" in reverse.
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.
René Lalique: The Forgotten Years (2016) illustrated, p. 29 (right); BIB# 142311
Rene Lalique: Enchanted by Glass (2014) illustrated, p. 338-339 (no. 16); BIB# 139598