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Ashtray with freestanding rabbit

Accession Number
1972/2.229

Title
Ashtray with freestanding rabbit

Artist(s)
René Lalique

Object Creation Date
circa 1919-1930

Medium & Support
glass

Dimensions
2 9/16 x 3 3/4 in. (6.51 x 9.53 cm)

Credit Line
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design

Subject matter
Inspired by the Art Nouveau movement, which was characterized by organic forms and motifs derived from nature, René Lalique’s works—often featuring various flora and fauna including animals, such as the rabbit seen here—played with the effects of transparency and surface treatment.

Physical Description
Clear glass saucer with milky, iridescent free-standing form in the center shaped like a rabbit.

Primary Object Classification
Decorative Arts

Primary Object Type
glass

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
dishes
dishes (vessels)
modern and contemporary art
rabbits

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