Two Peacocks

Lamp With Stopper, Base and Fixture
1920 (designed)
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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
Not currently on display at the V&A
On short term loan out for exhibition
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Glass lamp, the 'stopper' press moulded and decorated with two perching peacocks. The main body of the lamp is vertically ribbed, with a Bakelite base.


object details
Category
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 4 parts.

  • Lamp
  • Stopper
  • Base
  • Lamp Fixture
Additional TitleDeux Paons (manufacturer's title)
Materials and Techniques
Glass, press-moulded and mould-blown, with bakelite
Brief Description
Deux Paons (Two Peacocks) lamp, press moulded 'stopper', mould-blown lamp and Bakelite base, designed by René Lalique in 1920 for Lalique glassworks (Verrerie d'Alsace), available in the catalogues from 1928-47, Wingen-sur-Moder
Physical Description
Glass lamp, the 'stopper' press moulded and decorated with two perching peacocks. The main body of the lamp is vertically ribbed, with a Bakelite base.
Dimensions
  • Height: 45.1cm
  • Width: 33cm
  • Foot diameter: 17cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
'R Lalique' (Maker's mark, incised)
Gallery Label
Lamp Deux Paons (two peacocks), the 'stopper' press moulded, the lamp mould-blown, with Bakelite base France, Bas-Rhin (Wingen-sur-Moder), designed 1920, available in the catalogues from 1928-47 designed by René Lalique, for Lalique glassworks (Verrerie d'Alsace) Gift of Handley-Read Colln. via T. Stainton (C.73 &A to B-1972) Lalique designed a number of lamps in this form, based on a perfume bottle. Each has a different motif as the subject of the stopper. Although in the less expensive clear glass, the sheer splendour of the design means that this is one of the most spectacular of his creations. The Bakelite base is moulded in the pattern known as 'Graines' (seeds) .(18/06/2009)
Object history
Lalique designed a number of lamps in this form, based on a perfume bottle. Each has a different motif as the subject of the stopper. Although in the less expensive clear glass, the sheer splendour of the design means that this is one of the most spectacular of his creations. The Bakelite base is moulded in the pattern known as 'Graines' (seeds).
Production
Designed by René Lalique, for Lalique glassworks (Verrerie d'Alsace). Designed 1920, available in the catalogues from 1928-47.
Bibliographic References
  • Marcilhac, F. Lalique. Paris, 1989. p.682.
  • Arwas, V. Glass Art Nouveau-Art Deco.
  • Garner, P. In: Dan Klein, ed. The History of Glass.
Other Numbers
  • 9508 - Glass gallery number
  • 2560 - Marcilhac (1989)
Collection
Accession Number
C.73 to C-1972

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record createdJune 18, 2009
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