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Vase

Designer:
René-Jules Lalique (French, Aÿ 1860–1945 Paris)
Date:
1929
Medium:
Glass
Dimensions:
7 1/8 × 4 1/2 × 4 1/2 in. (18.1 × 11.4 × 11.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward C. Moore Jr. Gift, 1936
Accession Number:
36.104.3
Not on view
This piece was made using the cire-perdue, or “lost wax,” method, more
traditional to bronze sculpture but perfected by Lalique for glass. A full-scale
model of the design carved in wax would be covered with plaster; after the
wax was melted, molten glass was poured into the reserve, which was
broken away after the glass had solidified. Although molds could be used
only once—effectively rendering each piece unique—a master design could
be copied several times.
Inscription: Signed and inscribed (underside of foot, engraved): R LALIQUE FRANCE / 707-2-29
the designer, Paris (1929–36; sold to MMA)

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Masterpieces of French Art Deco," August 4, 2009–January 23, 2011, no catalogue.

Félix Marcilhac. René Lalique, 1860–1945: Maître-verrier. Analyse de l'oeuvre et catalogue raisonné. Rev. ed (1st ed., 1989). Paris, 2004, p. 1054.

Jared Goss. French Art Deco. New York, 2014, pp. 121, 257, no. 30, ill. (color, overall and detail).



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