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Tiger Necklace


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description René Lalique revolutionized jewelry design by combining precious and non-precious materials selected according to their aesthetic appeal. By 1904, the year that he exhibited this necklace at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, Missouri, Lalique had progressed beyond Art Nouveau, the movement with which he was originally associated. He began emphasizing compositions with symmetrical components and the use of animal motifs in a style that would become fully manifested in the designs he created for molded glass several years later.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
12/07/1964Treatmentcleaned
6/10/1983Examinationexamined for loan
7/05/1984Treatmentcleaned
11/17/1987Examinationexamined for exhibition
6/24/1996Loan Considerationexamined for loan
1/28/1998Examinationexamined for condition
2/03/2000Loan Considerationexamined for loan
2/01/2006Loan Considerationexamined for loan
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Objects of Adornment: Five Thousand Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa; Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota. 1984-1987.
  • Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery and the Zucker Family Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1987.
  • Jewels of Lalique. Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York; Ripley Center, Smithsonian Institution, Washington; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas. 1998-1999.
  • Vive la France! French Treasures from the Middle Ages to Monet. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1999-2000.
  • From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016.
Provenance World's Fair, St. Louis, Missouri, 1904; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1904, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Stamp] On spring clasp: LALIQUE
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1904

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Period
ca. 1903
Medium
gold, agate, horn, enamel
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.938
Measurements
H: 1 9/16 × Outside diam: 8 1/2 in. (4 × 21.6 cm); H: 1 9/16 × Inside diam: 4 3/4 in. (4 × 12 cm)
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