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Architecture and interior design

René Lalique
Mould-pressed glass
On loan from Shai Bandmann and Ronald Ooi to the Lalique Museum

From the 1920s, René Lalique was commissioned to decorate a number of churches. In 1930 he produced several pieces for the chapel of Notre Dame de Fidélité in Douvres-la-Délivrande in Normandy, including a crucifix, three glass panels, an altarpiece, a communion table and a sanctuary lamp adorned with lilies. He also designed a tabernacle door featuring two doves that the Mother Superior refused on the grounds that it was too profane; in its place Lalique proposed a single dove with open wings, symbolising the Holy Spirit.

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