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Émile Gallé "Fleurs de Pommier" Cameo Glass Vase

$22,500

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
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 14" height, 6" diameter
Materials: Glass
Signed: "Gallé"
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.

 

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