SIGNED “P. Nicolas Nancy” in raised signature; indicates that he ~ Paul Nicolas ~ made this vase himself.
Paul Nicolas became a chief designer at Galle in 1895 when he was barely 20. He was clearly Emile Galle’s favored protégée; going on to manage the St. Louis glass studios and founding D’Argental where he designed the majority of their vases yet signed only a limited number. This may be one of only a dozen P. Nicolas signed vases know in existence so I don’t need to tell you its rare. Perfect condition and commandingly large!
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