Les Iris (Irises)

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Object Name: 
Les Iris (Irises)
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Overall H: 32.8 cm, W: 15.7 cm
On Display
about 1895-1900
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Purchased with funds from the Clara S. Peck Endowment, the Museum Endowment Fund, and a special grant
Primary Description: 
Translucent deep green, aquamarine, smokey gray, lavender, beige, orange, colorless glasses; blown, cased, hot-applied and inlaid decorative elements, acid-etched, cut, and engraved; bronze mount. Thick, flattened ovoid or bud shaped vessel comprised of multiple layers of glass; narrow, lipless, crescent opening has been carved and polished; upper half of body a smokey blue/gray, lower half grass green; along each of the two side edges applied colorless glass trails with overall minute bubbles and beige flecks, broadening then fusing into curved base; body decorated with overall internal beige flecks of glass, one broad side has engraved life-size bearded iris spray in full bloom with orange marquetry stem, the reverse side has inlaid trails of orange and lavender which have been carved and engraved to form a withered iris spray; inscribed vertically in stylized block letters on engraved leaf above the base on blossoming iris side: "Gallé"; deeply inset foot is crudely threaded and has a metal plate, foot is encased and held by a screw to modeled bronze foot in form of alternating petals and buds, patinated green.
Annieri, Luigi, Former Collection
Habsburg, Feldman, Source
Compagnie Universelle Art Nouveau S. A. Panama, Former Collection
The Fragile Art: Extraordinary Objects from The Corning Museum of Glass
Park Avenue Armory 2009-01-23 through 2009-02-01
The 55th Annual Winter Antiques Show
Emile Gallé: Dreams Into Glass
Corning Museum of Glass 1984-04-28 through 1984-10-21
A special exhibition at the Corning Museum of Glass, April 28-October 21, 1984.
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. 94;
Hikari no majutsushi--Emīru Gare (1999) illustrated, p. 105 (#135); BIB# 63169
Art Nouveau (1999) illustrated, p. 27; BIB# 65135
Fin-de-siecle Art and Debussy's Music: New Paths for Analysis and Interpretation (1997) illustrated, pp. 178-181; plates 3-6; BIB# 77996
Art Nouveau (1989) illustrated, p. 145; BIB# 24593
Recent Important Acquisitions, 31 (1989) illustrated, p. 110, #26; BIB# AI23357
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1988 (1989) illustrated, pp. 4-5, 6; BIB# AI96381
The Glass Arts of Emile Galle (Emiru Gare no garasu) (1985) illustrated, #102; BIB# 32767
Emile Galle : Dreams Into Glass (1984) pp. 64-67, pl. 9 a,b,c,d; BIB# 22737