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Émile Gallé "Rose de France" Glass Vase


With its astonishing depth and delicacy, Émile Gallé's mastery of the incredible practice of glass marquetry is on full display in this notable Art Nouveau vase, as is his patriotism. In 1870, his home of Nancy, France, was annexed by the Germans in the Franco-Prussian war, and the rose chosen by Émile Gallé to adorn this pastel yellow vase, native only to a local mountain, was adopted as a symbol of patriotism. This "Rose de France" antique vase is a poetic historical treasure, as well as an object of great technical design and beauty, showcasing exceptional glass marquetry with embedded metallic foils.


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Item #: G-14964
Artist: Émile Gallé
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 4.5" height, 6.75" width, 4.5" depth
Materials: Glass
Signed: “Gallé”
Exhibition History/Literature: Similar vase is pictured in Gallé, the catalogue for the exhibition at le Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, November 1985 to February 1986, "Paris: Éditions de la Réunion des muse nationaux," 1985, p. 149

In 1902, a similar glass vase from this very Émile Gallé series was presented to the Russian emperor as a prestigious gift from the French government.