A large Galle vase decorated with convolvulus flowers and leaves in a woodland landscape

£4,950.00

Antiques Reference 2314

A large Galle vase decorated with convolvulus flowers and leaves in a woodland landscape

 

Description

A beautiful and very large Art Nouveau Emile Galle cameo glass vase c 1910. A superb and delightful vase showing convolvulus leaves and flowers in a woodland scene. Excellent hand finished detail to the blue flowers and showing the vine growing and twisting around the vase. A fine example of the quality workmanship produced by the Galle workshops. A beautiful piece that would enhance any home this is the largest piece of Galle that I have owned.

History

Emile GALLE  Nancy 1846 – Nancy 1904  Industrialist, master glassblower, cabinet-maker, ceramist – After several apprenticeships in various European cities, Weimar and Meisenthal amongst others, Emile Gallé became a partner at his father’s glass and faience decoration business in 1867. Ten years later, he took over the family business and extended its activities to cabinet making in 1885. Previously acknowledged at the Clay and Glass Exposition in 1884, Emile Gallé was honored at the 1889 Paris World Fair with three rewards for his ceramics, glasswork, and furniture. Unfortunately, and to the great regret of Emile Gallé, ceramic work was no longer popular amongst the public, thus he oriented his focus to glasswork, a domain in which he developed and created new fabrication procedures. His research lead to the registration of two patents in 1898, one of which concerned the glass marquetry and the other on glass finish.

His work expresses throughout multiple references his diverse interests, in which nature plays a dominant, but not exclusive, role. His patriotic and political commitments were best expressed at the Paris World Fairs of 1889 and 1900 in such pieces as The Rhine Table (which calls for the return of Alsace-Lorraine to France) and the spectacular installation of The seven pitchers Marjolaine (for the rehabilitation of Dreyfus). Involved early on in the renewal of decorative arts, Emile Gallé distributed in his French, German and English warehouses quality work throughout Europe.

In 1901, he was the founder and the first president of the Ecole de Nancy, the Alliance Provinciale des Industries d’Art.

Date c 1910

Condition Excellent original condition . No nibbles, chips or polishing. Some small scratches and a small internal mark in certain light from when the glass was made

Dimensions Approx 35.5 cm tall and 16 cm diameter at its widest

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