"Farniente" Vase
Date ca. 1927
Manufacturer:Gabriel Argy-Rousseau, French, 1885-1953
Dimensions Overall: 6 in. (15.2 cm) Overall, Rim: 4 x 5 in. (10.2 x 12.7 cm)
Medium Pâte de verre
Credit Line Gift of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr.
Description Oval cylinder vase with a .75" slightly flaring rim. Pate de verre translucent milky gray glass with an Art Moderne design of black diamonds. On the two large sides is a rectangle (like a picture) bordered in black with a carved white nude in each.
Exhibition History"Particle Theories: International Pate de Verre and Other Cast Glass Granulations," Museum of American Glass, Wheaton Village, Millville, N.J., April 1 - December 31, 2005.
Published ReferencesNoel Daum, _La Pâte de Verre_, (Editions Denoel: Paris, 1984), ill. 178.
Lesieutre, _Art Deco_, #213, ill.
Musee des Arts Decoratifs, _Verriers Francais Contemporains Art et Industrie_, 1982, A 36, parallel ill.
J. Bloch-Dermant, _G. Argy-Rousseau_, 94, 222, cat. raisonne 32.01. Youth vase has very similar figures, see pages 92-93.
Susanne K. Frantz, with introductory essay by Jean-Luc Olivié, _Particle Theories: International Pâte de Verre and Other Cast Glass Granulations_, exh. cat., Museum of American Glass at Wheaton Village, Millville, N.J., 2005, 21, fig. 24.
Inscriptions Impressed up side: "G-ARGY-ROUSSEAU" and on bottom: "France".
Current Location Chrysler Museum of Art, Gallery 116-8, Case 47
Object Label Gabriel Argy-Rousseau French (1885-1953) "Farniente" Vase, ca. 1927 Pâte de verre Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA Gift of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. 71.6344
Object Number 71.6344