Émile Gallé "Fleurs de Pommier" Cameo Glass Vase
This "Fleurs de Pommier," or "Apple Blossom" ovular cameo glass vase by Émile Gallé features crimson leaves and crisp red apple blossoms on a hazy golden ground. The flora are rendered in slightly translucent glass, which makes a remarkable contrast against the opaque ground. With a static sky and vividly warm color, this vase has the essence of a summer sunset depicted in perfect Art Nouveau style.
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Artist: Émile Gallé
Dimensions: 14" height, 6" diameter
Literature: Similar glass vase pictured in Glass by Gallé, by Alastair Duncan and Georges de Bartha, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1984, p. 195, plate 295
Émile Gallé was celebrated for a remarkable ability to convey feeling, time, and sensation in relatively simple compositions. This vase, which encapsulates the feeling of a setting sun on a warm spring or summer day, is an excellent example of this extraordinary talent.