Tourbillons [Whirlwinds] Vase, 1926
This is a vase. It was made for René Lalique. It is dated 1926 and we acquired it in 1969. Its medium is pressed, carved, acid-etched and enameled glass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Among the French objects on view at the Exposition of Modern French Decorative Art at Lord & Taylor in 1928 was Suzanne and René Lalique’s Tourbillons vase, with a faceted glass surface created through mass-production pressing and hand-carving. This vase, here accented with black enamel, represented a new vision and technique in decorative glass.
It is credited
Museum purchase through gift of Anonymous Donor.
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Its dimensions are
H x diam.: 20.1 x 17.5 cm (7 15/16 x 6 7/8 in.)
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Cite this object as
Tourbillons [Whirlwinds] Vase, 1926; Made for René Lalique (French, 1860–1945); France; pressed, carved, acid-etched and enameled glass; H x diam.: 20.1 x 17.5 cm (7 15/16 x 6 7/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Anonymous Donor; 1969-20-1
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