Dragonfly Bowl

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Object Name: 
Dragonfly Bowl
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
75.3.31
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 10.9 cm, D: 18.47 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1880-1890
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass with dark green, red and brown inclusions; gold; opaque white, pink, light blue, dark blue, yellowish-green and brown enamels; blown, acid-etched, gilded and enameled. Bowl with horizontal, inturned rim with irregularly beveled lip and rounded outer edge; wall curves downward and inward and then straightens at bottom; plain base with rounded edge and flat bottom. Colorless glass has three areas of dark green, red, and brown inclusions which originate at base and swirl upward to lip. Acid-etched, gilded and enameled decoration on outside of rim and wall: on rim, three similar but not identical groups of pink scrolls, each associated with two or three green, pink and pale blue dragonflies, all with acid-etched outlines and gilding; on wall, many flower-like motifs, each with plain circular center and long, very narrow curving petals, many of which retain traces of gilding, against rough (acid-etched?) background; on opposite sides of vessel, either one or two stylized dragonflies with acid-etched(?) outlines filled with gilding, and gilded and colored enamel details. Signature scratched or etched on base, near edge: two lines, "E. Gallé/ Nancy".
Department: 
Provenance: 
Museum of Modern Art, Source
1975-03-25
Inscription: 
E. Gallé / Nancy
signature
Scratched or Etched base near edge
Louis C. Tiffany, Master of Modern Art Glass
Venue(s)
Musee du Luxembourg 2009-09-16 through 2010-01-17
Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal 2010-02-11 through 2010-05-02
Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia 2010-06-05 through 2010-08-15
Emīru gare no garasu: ketteiban; エミール・ガレのガラス : 決定版 / 山根郁信編 (2019) illustrated, p. 26 (top);
Tiffany Glass: A Passion for Colour (2009) illustrated, pp.30-31; BIB# 112877