La Nuit, le silence, le sommeil (Night, Silence, Sleep)

La Nuit, le silence, le sommeil (Night, Silence, Sleep)

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Object Name: 
La Nuit, le silence, le sommeil (Night, Silence, Sleep)
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
H: 11.2 cm, D (max.): 11.5 cm
On Display
about 1877
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Honorable and Mrs. Amory Houghton
Web Description: 
This vase was designed by Gallé and Victor Prouvé (1858–1943), and made in collaboration with Escalier de Cristal (The Crystal Staircase) in Paris. This firm produced enameled and engraved glasses.
Taylor, Magda, Former Collection
Nagy, Klara Lukats, Source
Houghton, Laura (Mrs. Amory), Source
Houghton, The Honorable Amory (American, 1926-2020), Source
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass with black inclusions; blown, cased, engraved, and gilded. Slightly bulbous body, engraved with woman's head in profile with gilt crescent moon behind, waisted stem and angular flared foot, inscribed on base: "Escalier de Cristal/Paris" and a cock perched on a shield inscribed: "E./Cross of Lorraine/G".
Art Nouveau Belgium France
Rice Museum, Houston 1976-03 through 1976-06
Art Institute of Chicago 1976-08 through 1976-10
The Glass that Gallé Adored: Glass from the Qing Imperial Collection (2018) illustrated, p. 18 (fig. 2);
Gare to Rarikku No Japonisumu (2016) illustrated, p. 97; BIB# 146506
Emile Galle (2013) illustrated, p. 58, #106;
Recent Important Acquisitions, 28 (1986) illustrated, p. 113, #50; BIB# AI17497
Art Nouveau Belgium France (1976) p. 214, fig. 322 ill.; BIB# 28192