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Galle Aquatic Plants Cameo Glass Vase c1920


Product Code:23080702

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Heading : Galle cameo glass vase
Date : c1920
Period : Early 20th century
Origin : France
Colour : Opaque vlear and lime ground. Two colour high relief cameo
Marks : Signed on the body ‘Galle’ with tyhe pi type double ll and latin script e*
Body : Cameo
‘cut back’ technique
Pontil : Ground
Glass Type : Lead
Size : 13.2cm tall and 16.0cm in diameter
Condition : Excellent. no chips or cracks. A 2mm piece of clinker below the rim
Restoration : None
Weight : 931 grams

A ‘Fougeres’ cameo vase. Gallé himself was a keen artist. his glass is considered to be one of the major forces within the french Art Nouveau movement. His “Writings on Art” which was released posthumously in 1908 gives a clear insight into his design ethos.

“Fougere”. played a significant role in early French glass manufacture. Ferns were burned to provide a source of potash for glass making. In this case these are aquating plants with fern like leaves. one of many aquatic inspired designs.

* The pi type double L was introduced by director Paul Pedrizet when the factory reopened in 1918 and produced acid cameo glass for a short period.

This is our second example. Sadly the first was misappropriated by a former member of staff and sold via their own channel.




Additional information

Weight1000 g


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