Passiflore pendant ceiling light

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René Lalique
1924
Glass, metal clips
Pressed glass technique
Property of the Lalique Museum
 

The Passiflore ceiling light is made up of twelve pentagonal pieces assembled into a sphere with metal clips. The fine cords that support the light also serve to hide the electric wiring.

Each of the twelve pieces represents a passionflower, or passiflora, and though the flower gets its name from Christ's Passion, the light does not have religious connotations. Flowers and plants were one of René Lalique's primary sources of inspiration: one of the three F's - fauna, flora and the female figure.

Lamps and lights of various styles and types were an important but relatively little known area of René Lalique's work.

By the way: This is believed to be the only Lalique piece with a passionflower motif.


Lustre "Passiflore" créé par René Lalique en 1924 - présenté au musée Lalique de Wingen-sur-Moder

 

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