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Opalescent Draped Nude (Isadora)

Mascot, Draped Nude (Isadora), c. 1932; Opalescent Glass

Lucille Sevin, for Etling, France

Edmond Laurent Etling founded La Societe Anonyme Edmond Etling in 1909 in Paris, where he commissioned other artists to make pieces in glass, ceramics, ivory and bronze. Etling used designs from the top freelance designers of the period, including Alliott, Alonzo, Chiparus, Gazan, Colinet, Bel, Guiraud-Riviere, Descomps, Godard and Guillard. Lucille Sevin and Genevieve Granger designed figurines; Georges Beal designed vases with characteristic plant designs, and Geza Hiecz designed animal and bird figures. All of the figurines made by Etling featured opalescent glass.

Etling closed his shop in 1940 due to the war, and because of being Jewish desent, Edmond Etling was send to a concentration camp where he died.