Emile Gallé (1846-1904) Cameo Glass Vase With Wild Floral Decoration
The vase has been carved in a wild flower design with a deep purple surface giving way to a whiter glass beneath. The frosting gives the vase a rich velvety texture which compliments the gloss of the surface decoration adding a sense of depth to the piece. It is signed "Galle" in the lower section of the vase. Cameo Cameo is multi-layered glass on which a picture has been carved through glass the layers so that it stands out in relief from the surface. The colored layers form the contrasts of the picture. The word cameo actually applies to any carving in which the picture is raised above the surrounding surface; but in the glass world it is only used for carving where there is more than one colored layer to the glass. Dimensions The vase stands at 7 inches (17.75cm), the mouth of the vase has a diameter of 1.3 inches (3.25cm) whilst the base has a diameter of 3.3 inches (8.25cm). Condition The piece is in beautiful condition for its age, with no chips or other damage. For further details and condition see pictures below... The item "Emile Gallé (1846-1904) Cameo Glass Vase With Wild Floral Decoration" is in sale since Saturday, April 20, 2013. This item is in the category "Pottery, Porcelain & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\French\Emile Galle".
The seller is "theantiquesstorehouse" and is located in Portsmouth, Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Glassware Type: Art Glassware
- Type of Glass: Cameo
- Object Type: Vases
- Maker: Emile Galle