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Lamp of Learning with Dalle de Verre (detail)

Rault Freres, Rennes, France

c. 1954


Three entirely distinct forms of glass are in play here:

The Rault windows, uniquely among glass artists, use two forms of stained glass: painted vitreous enamel for the figure, as in medieval times; dalle de verre (aka slab or faceted glass, developed early in the 20th century; and standard industrial clear glass.

 

Lamp of Learning with Dalle de Verre (detail)