Lot 101: Emile Gallé, Cameo Vase with Oak Leaves, France, C. 1900
December 2, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Colorless glass with orange and green meltings, etched, cut, polished
Nancy, France, circa 1900
Emile Gallé (1846-1904) Best-known French exponent of Art Nouveau in the arts and crafts, designer of ceramic, glass and furniture in the style of historicism and Art Nouveau
On the wall signature in relief 'Gallé'
Spherical body circumferential overlaid with stylized oak leaves and acorns in cameo cut on matted ground
Height: 12.5 cm
The vase is in very good condition with minor traces of age and wear like minimal scratch marks.
Emile Gallé (1846-1904)
French artist Emile Gallé (1846 1904) took over his familys faience and crystal company in Nancy and specialized in art glassware. Flora fascinated him throughout his life and he used glassworks for experimentation, using new techniques of marbling, inclusion, bubbles and overlay. Emile Gallés oeuvre is renowned for uniting technical expertise and creative ingenuity. His glass artworks were reputed through international exhibitions and awards. He also opened further outlets in Paris, Frankfurt and London. The family business continued on into the 1930s. (kre)
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