I really don't believe our photos are doing this truly magnificent Emile Galle' glass vase true justice, because it's picking up white light reflections. The colours and the way they've been mixed are just sublime. The side of this glass vase has the distinct Emile Galle' raised mark/signature, guaranteed 100% genuine. Condition, no chips, cracks, scratches, or damage. It does have some age-related glass base patina/patination commensurate with its age, but nothing unusual.
Just a very nice and extremely rare, French, Emile. (8 May 1846 - 23 September 1904). He later 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, often in two or more colours as cameo glass. In 1877, he assumed his fathers role as director of the Maison Gallé-Reinemer.
In that same year, he was elected Secretary-General for the Société centrale dhorticulture de Nancy. His career took off after his work received praise at the Paris Exhibition of 1878.Within a decade of another successful showing at the Paris Exhibition of 1889, Emile Gallé had reached international fame and his style, with its emphasis on naturalism and floral motifs, was at the forefront of the emerging Art Nouveau movement. He continued to incorporate experimental techniques into his work, such as metallic foils and air bubbles, and also revitalised the glass industry by establishing a workshop to mass-produce his, and other artists', designs. The factory would employ 300 workers and artisans at its height, including the notable glassmaker Eugene Rosseau, and remained in operation until 1936. Emile Gallé wrote a book on art entitled Ecrits pour l'art ("Writings on Art 1884-89"), which was published posthumously in 1908. Emile Galle was also a convinced humanist, and was involved in organising evening schools for the working class (l'Universite populaire de Nancy). In 1901 with Victor Prouve, Louis Majorelle, Antonin Daum and Eugene Vallin, he founded an Art Nouveau movement known as Ecole de Nancy, (The Nancy School). Today many of Emile Galle's works are now kept at the Musee de l'Ecole, Nancy. Height: 9.75 inches or 24.8 cm.
Diameter: 1.9 inches or 4.9 cm (top). Diameter: 4.75 inches or 12 cm (base). Weight: 3lb 9 oz or 1.16 kg. This highly sought-after, Art Nouveau, Emile Galle', opalescent, floral cameo, glass vase would make a superb gift and solid future investment.
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