Émile Gallé Glass Marquetry "Crocus" Vase
A marquetry glass vase by Émile Gallé, this unique piece features a delicate, nearly translucent arrangement of crocus flowers in hues of orange and purple, against a soft, milky, cream-colored background. The French Art Nouveau vase's composition is delicately dominated by fields of sensuous, dripping lines—ranging from red to pink—leaving the impression of falling droplets of colored ink. The piece is accented with an applied band of tendrils, backed by silver foil inclusions.
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Artist: Émile Gallé
Dimensions: 5" diameter, 17" height
Literature: Similar vase is pictured in Émile Gallé et le Verre, la Collection du musée de l'École de Nancy, Parks: Somogy editions d'art, 2004, p. 137, ca. not. 222