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Vase - Actinia
  • Actinia
    Lalique, René Jules, born 1860 - died 1945
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Actinia

  • Object:

    Vase

  • Place of origin:

    Wingen-sur-Moder (made)

  • Date:

    1934 (designed)
    1937-1947 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lalique, René Jules, born 1860 - died 1945 (designer)
    Lalique glassworks (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Press-moulded, opalescent glass, with blue staining

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.769-1969

  • Gallery location:

    Glass, Room 131, case 30, shelf 1

Place of Origin

Wingen-sur-Moder (made)

Date

1934 (designed)
1937-1947 (made)

Artist/maker

Lalique, René Jules, born 1860 - died 1945 (designer)
Lalique glassworks (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Press-moulded, opalescent glass, with blue staining

Marks and inscriptions

'R Lalique France' acid-etched
Makers's mark

Dimensions

Height: 21.8 cm, Width: 19.3 cm maximum

Descriptive line

Vase, France, Bas-Rhin (Wingen-sur-Moder), designed by René Lalique, for Lalique glassworks (Verrrerie d'Alsace), 1934-1947

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

Marcilhac,F: Lalique,Paris,1989,p.462; Arwas,V: Glass Art Nouveau-Art Deco

Labels and date

Lalique's name is most closely associated with opalescent glass of this type although it was first invented in the late 19th century. The opalescence is achieved by the inclusion of, among other materials, bone ash and arsenic. The glass is then moulded, cooled and reheated repeatedly and this treatment results in the raised areas becoming opalescent. Because it was a more time-consuming technique, opalescent glass was more expensive than clear glass. []

Categories

Glass; Vases

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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