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Art Nouveau French Cameo Glass Vase with Trailing Vine by Galle c.1900
REF: GL207 / LA315993
Beautifully coloured cameo glass vase with trailing vine by Émile Gallé c1900. Footed ovoid body with tall collar neck. Two colour cameo design of trailing vine with fruit - created using coloured overlays on an acid-etched, frosted ground. Wheel cut detail to leaves. Fire polished finish. Raised cameo Gallé signature to body. The vase is 15.5 cm in height. Gallé was the son of a faience and furniture manufacturer and studied philosophy, botany, and drawing in his youth. He learned glassmaking at Meisenthal and came to work at his father's factory in Nancy following the Franco-Prussian War. His early work was executed using clear glass decorated with enamel, but he soon turned to an original style featuring heavy, opaque glass carved or etched with plant motifs (cameo glass). In 1877 he took over from his father as director of the Maison Gallé-Reinemer. His work received praise at the Paris Exhibition of 1878 and again at the Paris Exhibition of 1889 – giving him and his style international fame. With its emphasis on naturalism and floral motifs, Gallé’s designs were at the forefront of the emerging Art Nouveau movement.
Antique Ethos has clarified that the Art Nouveau French Cameo Glass Vase with Trailing Vine by Galle c.1900 (LA315993) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being C1900
The vase is in excellent original condition commensurate with age. No chips or cracks. Small bubble inclusions to the glass body as is commonly seen with cameo glass of this era. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.
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This Art Nouveau French Cameo Glass Vase with Trailing Vine by Galle c.1900 is located in Durham, United Kingdom