Shooting Star Surrounded by Dalle de Verre (detail)

Rault of Rennes, France

The three-dimensional nature of the dalle de verre chunks contrasts with the single-plane of the star and its trail.

The use of conventional lead cames (channels) for heavy dalle de verre seems to be unique to the Raults. Most studios used various cement mixtures to support the extra weight; but this smothers the gorgeous light refraction of the exposed edges.

Shooting Star Surrounded by Dalle de Verre (detail)