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Seal - Tête de Lion (Lion's head)
  • Tête de Lion (Lion's head)
    Lalique, René Jules, born 1860 - died 1945
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Tête de Lion (Lion's head)

  • Object:

    Seal

  • Place of origin:

    Combs-la-Ville (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1911 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lalique, René Jules, born 1860 - died 1945 (designer)
    Verrerie Combs-la-Ville (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    cast, by cire perdue technique and wheel cut

  • Credit Line:

    Sir Claude Phillips Bequest

  • Museum number:

    C.1493-1924

  • Gallery location:

    On short term loan out for exhibition

Place of Origin

Combs-la-Ville (made)

Date

ca. 1911 (designed)

Artist/maker

Lalique, René Jules, born 1860 - died 1945 (designer)
Verrerie Combs-la-Ville (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

cast, by cire perdue technique and wheel cut

Dimensions

Height: 8.0 cm, Width: 1.5 cm

Descriptive line

Seal, France, Seine-et-Marne (Combs), designed by René Lalique, for Verrerie Combs-la-Ville, 1911-45

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Marcilhac,F: Lalique, Paris, 1989 for general info., this seal not in catalogue; Arwas, V: Art nouveau-artdeco; Garner,P; History of Glass (ed. Dan Klein)

Labels and date

The cire perdue (lost wax) technique of casting glass was used by René Lalique for early works, for first production of new works, and for some special examples made for particular occasions or as gifts. The very fine crsipness of this seal points to its being made by this technique rather than by press-moulding, with wheel-cutting to refine the detail even further. It is possible that this was a special order to Lalique from Sir Claude Phillips. []

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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