Vase Tourbillons
Date ca. 1926-1945
Manufacturer:René Lalique, French, 1860-1945
Dimensions Overall: 7 7/8 in. (20 cm) Overall, Rim: 6 in. (15.2 cm)
Medium Molded glass
Credit Line Gift of Joan Foy French
Description Vase/bowl of clear molded glass in high relief. Circular design with the relief enameled in shiny black. Tourbillons (whirlpool). Polished pontil. Arabesque circular design.
Exhibition History"Exposition International Des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes," Paris, 1925 ("Tourbillon" model was made for this exhibition).
"Pilchuck Prints," Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA, April 21 - September 17, 2017.
Published ReferencesAda Buch Polak. MODERN GLASS. New York: T. Yoseloff. 1962. p. 45, a duplicate of this is illustrated #31B and described.
Ray and Lee Grover. CARVED & DECORATED EUROPEAN ART GLASS. Rutland, Vermont: Charles E. Tuttle. 1970. Plate 340, p. 197, ill.
Chrysler Museum NEWSLETTER, Dec. 1972, article and ill.
Katharine Morrison McClinton. ART DECO: A GUIDE FOR COLLECTORS. New York: C.N. Potter: Crown Publishers, distributor. 1972. p. 128, a similar piece at Cooper-Hewitt Museum.
René Lalique. LALIQUE GLASS: THE COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE FOR 1932. Reprint: 1981. Corning: Corning Museum of Glass and Dover Publications. Planche 13, no. 973.
Marie-Claude Lalique. LALIQUE. Geneve: Edipop. 1988. ("Tourbillon" model cited as being created in 1926).
Nancy O. Merrill. A CONCISE HISTORY OF GLASS REPRESENTED IN THE CHRYSLER MUSEUM GLASS COLLECTION. The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA. 1989. No. 124, p. 88.
Félix Marcilhac. RENÈ LALIQUE, 1860-1945: MAÎTRE-VERRIER: ANALYSE DE L'OEUVRE ET CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ. Paris: Editions de l'Amateur. 1994. p. 433, planche 13, no. 973.
Inscriptions Engraved around bottom edge: "R Lalique France" and in script: "No. 973".
Current Location Chrysler Museum of Art, Gallery 119, Case 61
Object Label René Lalique French, 1860-1945 Tourbillons, ca. 1926-1945 Mold-pressed glass and enameled glass Gift of Joan Foy French 71.6384
Object Number 71.6384