Lucienne Bloch for Leerdam, 'Takshond', circa 1940, a green glass dachshund paperweight / figure, model 2215. Note: an example of this figure is in the collection of the Dutch National Glass Museum. Measures 5"x1.50"x1.50". Weight 8 oz.PROVENANCE: A Charleston SC Private Estate. Lucienne Bloch (1909-1999) was a Swiss born American artist. She was best known for her murals and for her association with the Mexican artist Diego Rivera, for whom she produced the only existing photographs of Rivera's mural Man at the Crossroads, painted in 1933 and destroyed in January 1934 at Rockefeller Center in New York City. A multi-talented artist, Lucienne attended the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris at 14, apprenticing with sculptor Antoine Bourdelle and painter Andre Lhote. Her close friend Beniamino Bufano also influenced her sculpture.In 1929, she pioneered the design of glass sculpture for the Royal Leerdam Crystal Glass Factory in the Netherlands. When Frank Lloyd Wright saw her glass works and spoke with her in New York, he invited her to teach at his architectural school, Taliesin East, where she worked with artist and muralist Santiago Martínez Delgado and other Taliesin fellows.