Lot 100: Émile Gallé, 3 Vases, France, c. 1900
December 2, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Colorless glass, inner and outer layer matted, yellow, pink and bluish violet colored, multilayered with orange, red and green colored glass
Émile Gallé (1846-1904), Nancy - Best known French representative of Art Nouveau in the field of arts and crafts; designer of ceramics, glass and furniture in the style of historicism and Art Nouveau; design circa 1900, manufacture circa 1900
Each with etched signature Gallé on the exterior
Three vases with multilayered botanical décor
Height: from 8 to 17 cm
Émile Gallé is considered one of the best glass artists of his time. He succeeded to combine intense colors with the transparency of the glasses. He made significant progress in the development of glass art. His vases and lampshades are highly sought-after collector's items and are exhibited in many museums around the world. Gallé was deeply influenced by nature. He was extremely fascinated by plants and implemented them into his designs. He was also influenced, like many craftsmen of his time, by Japonism, which is reflected in the ornamental decoration of some of his glasses.
The vases are in very good overall condition. The rim of the bottle neck vase is rubbed and slightly soiled. Scattered minor age-related signs of wear. (bde)
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