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Tourbillons [Whirlwinds] Vase, 1926

This is a Vase. It was designed by Suzanne Lalique and production directed by René Lalique and 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.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled An Endless Swirl of Plants That Never Die.

This object was purchased from Minna Rosenblatt. It is credited Museum purchase through gift of Anonymous Donor.

Our curators have highlighted 5 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Oran Vase, ca. 1930
  • glass.
  • Gift of Stanley Siegel, from the Stanley Siegel Collection.
  • 1975-32-8
This object has not been digitized yet.
  • Vase, c. 1925-30
  • cased glass.
  • Lent by Dallas Museum of Art, The Patsy Lacy Griffith Collection, bequest of....
  • 35.2016.3

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 20.1 x 17.5 cm (7 15/16 x 6 7/8 in.)

It has the following markings


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Tourbillons [Whirlwinds] Vase, 1926; Designed by Suzanne Lalique (French, 1892 - 1989); 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

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008.

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