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Sigrid Barten, René Lalique, Schmuck und Objects D'Art, 1890-1910, Munich, 1977, figure 1715/1, page 549
The Jewels of Lalique, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, New York, 3 February - 12 April 1998; International Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 15 May - 16 August 1998; and Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, 13 September 1998 - 10 January 1999, catalogue page 111, no. 183
René Lalique, Musée des Art Décoratifs, Paris, 22 October 1991 - 8 March 1992, catalogue no. 239
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While René Lalique's designs are generally associated with exotic and adventurous motifs, he also created several pieces with religious themes. This chalice is a stunning example of that type of work and was specially designed to be used in a chapel for communion.