An important and exceptional tall cameo vase by Emile Galle. Circa 1900 in the Art Nouveau period. The technique is wheel carved, acid etched and carving to produce this over 20 Inch masterpiece of Tiger Lilies in their various open and closed stages. Galle was foremost a botanist and drew out and designed all his conceptions. What cant be seen in the photos is the cream shadows encompassing all the background flowers and stems. This vase is for serious collectors and those with impeccable taste.
Signed: Galle in cameo
Measures: Height: 20.2 Inches
Diameter: 4.75 Inches
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Gallé born on 4 March 1846 in the city of Nancy, France. His father, Charles Gallé, was a merchant of glassware and ceramics who had settled in Nancy in 1844, and his father-in-law owned a factory in Nancy which manufactured mirrors. His father took over the direction of his mother’s family business, and began to manufacture glassware with a floral design. He also took over a struggling faience factory and began make new products.