Antique Emile Galle Art Nouveau period French Glass Vase
|Styles / Movements||Art Nouveau|
|Manufacturer / Brand||Emile Gallé|
|Dimensions||W. 3.54 in; H. 12.2 in; D. 3.54 in;
W. 9 cm; H. 31 cm; D. 9 cm;
|Condition||Excellent condition – barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear|
|Description||Antique Emile Galle Art Nouveau period French Glass Vase.
Acid etched cameo glass featuring detailed of a single-flower, stems and leaves on contrasting yellow and purple pale textured oil spot background.
Signed at the bottom “Galle”.
Beautiful naturalistic design and decor, wonderful collectible vase.
Émile Gallé ( Nancy , 4 May 1846 – there, 23 September 1904 ) was a French glass maker and furniture designer who had his home base in his birthplace. His favorite motif, which he often used in his work, was the plant. There were also many insect motifs. The glass is decorated single or multi-colored with elegant natural motifs.
Gallé used different techniques:
• colorless crystal glass with enamel painting;
• verrerie parlante, glasses with opaque painted decorations that symbolize a mood inspired by poetry ;
• opaque , semi-transparent glass with opaque painted decorations;
• marquetry de verre, glass-in-glass marquetry;
• superimposed glass with an image applied by an etching process between two layers ; imposed glass in a coarser edition, made with templates.