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Nadica

Designer:
René-Jules Lalique (French, Aÿ 1860–1945 Paris)
Date:
1930
Culture:
French
Medium:
Glass
Dimensions:
H. 10-1/4, W. 10-1/2 inches (26 x 26.7 cm.)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward C. Moore Jr. Gift, 1936
Accession Number:
36.104.1
Not on view
This vase is decorated with intertwined pairs of naiads—nymphs from Greek
mythology who resided in, and were associated with, fresh water: streams,
springs, wells, and fountains. The combination of classical iconography and
bold form typifies much French Art Deco of the 1930s.
Marking: (in center of bottom). R. LALIQUE/FRANCE
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Classic/Fantastic: Selections from the Modern Design Collection," December 21, 2007–April 5, 2009.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Masterpieces of French Art Deco," August 4, 2009–January 23, 2011.

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