Vase, “Senlis” model - ROM2005_4046_6


Vase, “Senlis” model

Maker: Designed by René Lalique, made by René Lalique et Cie
Medium:Mould-blown blue-black glass, bronze mount
Geography: Paris, Île-de-France, France
Date: Designed in 1925, this example produced between about 1925 and 1930
26.9 x 29.3 x 26.6 cm
Object number: 973.153.1
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Saul A. Silverman
On view
Gallery Location:The Gallery of Modern Design
DescriptionArt Deco: France Many French designers, apprehensive of the success of pre-war German competitors, sought to re-establish their traditional pre-eminence in the reconstruction period after World-War I. The Art Deco style was based on a revitalized interpretation of classical design fashionable in Europe between 1765 and 1840, updated to reflect the diverse influences of Cubism, Futurism, Fauvism, African and Pre-Columbian Art, the Wiener Werkstatte, the Ballets Russes, and executed in the full gamut of luxurious surface finishes available. Promoted by the conservative Société des Artistes Décorateurs, Art Deco can be seen in its finest and most distilled expression in the works of Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Jules Leleu and others. (105) Other French designers and architects, like Le Corbusier, sympathetic to the functionalist teachings of the Bauhaus, formed their distinct group, the Union des Artistes Modernes in 1929.
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