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Glass sculpture - Tango in Paris

Tango in Paris

  • Object:

    Glass sculpture

  • Place of origin:

    Shanghai (made)

  • Date:

    2012 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lu, Chi (Ms) (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glass cast by the lost-wax method

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Boardroom, case CA1, shelf 1

Ms Lu Chi (born 1974), was trained in China and the USA, specializing in ceramic and glass design. She has exhibited widely since 1999. Openwork is her hallmark. She was inspired to create this sculpture after seeing the Eiffel Tower in spring.

Physical description

Glass of openwork, object consisting entirely of curved lines. It evokes the image of a young woman dancing under the Eiffel Tower.

Place of Origin

Shanghai (made)


2012 (made)


Lu, Chi (Ms) (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Glass cast by the lost-wax method


Height: 57 cm, Width: 37 cm

Object history note

Peter York, writer, broadcaster and management consultant, wrote in V&A Magazine Summer 2013:
This is a contemporary (2012) Chinese take on a dancing Eiffel Tower by Lu Chi. It's very catchy with its dynamic shape and green glass. Is it a sculpture - which is how the V&A describes it - or a large chimneypiece ornament? The designer, not yet 40, will have seen a lot of cartoons and computer-generated games and films, and that aesthetic is somewhere in there in the anthropomorphic suggestion of movement. I'd love it on my shelves.

Descriptive line

Cer, China, 21st century, glass. Tango in Paris, green glass.






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