Tête de coq (Rooster head)

Title: 
Tête de coq (Rooster head)

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Object Name: 
Automobile Mascot, Paperweight, or Bookend
Title: 
Tête de coq (Rooster head)
Accession Number: 
2011.3.313
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 17.8 cm, W: 16.2 cm, D: 7.2 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
designed in 1928
Credit Line: 
Gift of Elaine and Stanford Steppa
Primary Description: 
Automobile Mascot, "Paperweight, or Bookend, Tête de coq (Rooster head)". Transparent amethyst purple; mold-pressed. Automobile mascot in the shape of a rooster head. The purple color is not original to the object and was most likely produced at a later date by irradiation. The object is authentic, but it has been altered.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Steppa, Elaine, Source
2011-12-09
Steppa, Stanford, Source
2011-12-09
Category: 
Color: 
Technique: 
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Inscription: 
LALIQUE / FRANCE
signature
Molded intaglio on wall near base
Rene Lalique (1860-1945): des œuvres d'arts decoratifs ornees d'oiseaux (2016) illustrated, p. 146 (no. 370); BIB# 151079
Rene Lalique: Enchanted by Glass (2014) illustrated, p. 119 (no. 8); BIB# 139598