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Ashtray with freestanding rabbit

René Lalique

Artwork Details

Ashtray with freestanding rabbit
circa 1919-1930
René Lalique
2 9/16 x 3 3/4 in. (6.51 x 9.53 cm)
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design

On Display

Not currently on display


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.

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