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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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Item #: G-18927
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.