Paons (Peacocks)

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Object Name: 
Table Lamp
Paons (Peacocks)
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 39.8 cm, Diam (max): 21.9 cm
Not on Display
designed in 1910
Credit Line: 
Gift of Elaine and Stanford Steppa
Primary Description: 
Table Lamp, "Paons (Peacocks)". Colorless glass, matte gray patina, metal mounts, electrical wiring and other components; mold-pressed, acid-etched, applied patina, assembled. (a) Glass lamp with square base and four-sided stem that tapers inward toward top. Four metal light bulb mounts. Exterior of stem decorated with matte gray long-tailed birds. (b) Circular glass shade with conical top. Top of shade decorated with four peacocks. Wall of shade decorated with branches and leaf sprays. (c) Circular metal washer. (d) Domed metal finial cap. (e-h) Four cardboard cylinders that fit over light bulb sockets.
Steppa, Elaine, Source
Steppa, Stanford, Source
LEVITON / 3A-125V 1A 250V
Stamped (a) on plastic component in base
Stamped (e-h) on outside of cardboard sleeve
Stamped (a) on plastic plug
Stamped (b) on wall of shade
(TRAVELING) Rene Lalique: Enchanted by Glass
Chrysler Museum of Art 2017-09-14 through 2018-01-21
Lalique's fascination with glass as a jeweler and an industrialist is told in this traveling exhibition from the Corning Museum of Glass through the objects that he designed and made. Rene Lalique: Enchanted by Glass documents the stylistic and artistic changes that swept through France during its Third Republic. The exhibition displays glass objects from the end of the 19th century through the 1940s, including rare design drawings, jewelry, medallions, perfume bottles, automobile mascots, tableware, desk and smoking accessories, decorative vases, statuettes, and working molds and models. All objects are from the comprehensive collection of The Corning Museum of Glass. Curated by Kelley Elliott , curatorial assistant of modern glass, with the assistance of Tina Oldknow, curator of modern glass, this traveling exhibition from The Corning Museum of Glass includes approximately 250 objects.
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.
Rene Lalique (1860-1945): des œuvres d'arts decoratifs ornees d'oiseaux (2016) illustrated, p. 100 (no. 211); BIB# 151079
Rene Lalique: Enchanted by Glass (2014) illustrated, pp. 10, 30 (fig. 38), 102 (no. 1); BIB# 139598