Ronde d’enfants et guirlandes feuillages (Round of Infants and foliage Garlands)

Ronde d’enfants et guirlandes feuillages (Round of Infants and foliage Garlands)

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Object Name: 
Ronde d’enfants et guirlandes feuillages (Round of Infants and foliage Garlands)
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 33 cm, Diam (max): 26 cm
Not on Display
dated 1930
Credit Line: 
Gift of David J. Weinstein
Web Description: 
Lost wax casting in glass is derived from the ancient technique of lost wax casting used for bronzes. A model of the object to be made is fashioned in wax and then encased in a mold made of plaster or another material. The mold is heated, the wax melts (the liquefied wax runs out of the mold through channels), and molten glass is poured into the mold. When the mold has cooled, the mold casing is broken away to reveal the glass object inside. This mold, unlike others made of metal or wood, can be used only once, but finer details may be obtained. Lalique made a limited production of cire perdue glass at his factory.
Weinstein, David J., Source
747.5.30/No 2/5
Molded intaglio on base
Engraved on base
Primary Description: 
Vase, "Ronde d’enfants et guirlandes feuillages (Round of Infants and foliage Garlands)". Colorless glass; mold-blown glass using a cire perdue (lost wax) mold. Ovoid shape; raised rim, undecorated shoulder; frieze of eight garlanded putti runs from just below shoulder to base, encircling object.
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.
Carder and Revivalism
Rockwell Museum 1985-05-09 through 1985-11-01
Rene Lalique: Enchanted by Glass (2014) illustrated, p. 31 (fig. 41), 312, 318-319, 331 (no. 3); BIB# 139598
The illustrated encyclopedia of glass (2011) illustrated, p. 146; BIB# 128671
The Encyclopedia of Glass (2001) illustrated, p. 125; BIB# 69319
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1980 (1981) illustrated, pp. 6-7; BIB# AI97142
Recent Important Acquisitions, 23 (1981) illustrated, p. 100, #33; BIB# AI98083
Art Deco (1978-12-02) ill. pp. 30-31, col., lot #100; BIB# 6640