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A STUNNING GALLE 'MONUMENTAL PILGRIM FLASK' CAMEO GLASS VASE
An unusually large Galle
'Pilgrim Flask' vase with a beautiful all-over cameo glass design of a grapevine.
The clear body of the vase internally suffused with two bands of burgundy glass with a clear band between. The outer amber layer of cameo glass is acid etched twice to produce the design of the grape vine while using the burgundy under colour to dramatic effect.
The background is frosted to a satin finish and the cameo layers are hand polished to highlight the design.
This is a very dramatic rendition of a monumental GALLE Pilgrim Flask vase.
Height 32 cm Width 24 cm
At the side of the vase beside the vine, an acid etched fine script signature 'Galle'
in the cameo layers.
Stock No. 884
Price. £4,500 (Click on the picture for a view of the vase compared to a small pilgrim vase.)
A RARE 'INTERNALLY CUT BACK' FLORAL GALLE CAMEO GLASS VASE
A very attractive example of a stunning GALLE internally cut back floral cameo glass vase.
The clear body has an internal layer of yellow glass and outer layers of pale blue, green and dark green cameo glass.
The technique of internally cutting away the inner layer of yellow glass behind the flowers has produced pure colours to superb effect in the outer cameo layers.
The background has a satin finish while the cameo layers are hand polished.
Height 24 cms.
Signature. A bold script Galle
signature in the pale blue cameo layer.
Stock No. P207
PRICE: £2,950 (Click on the picture for the reverse side with signature.)
AN ATTRACTIVE GALLE 'PILGRIM FLASK' CAMEO GLASS LANDSCAPE DESIGN VASE
An attractively petite Galle
'Pilgrim Flask' form vase with a rare landscape and river design.
The clear body of the vase internally suffused with opalescent yellow coloured glass. The outer dark brown layer of cameo glass has been acid etched to three depths to produce the subtle GALLE landscape design.
The background is frosted while two of the outer layers of cameo glass are hand polished to highlight the design.
This is a very charming rendition of a small GALLE Pilgrim Flask vase.
Height 13 cm Width 11.5 cm
A delicate acid etched script signature 'Galle'
in the cameo layers hidden in the ripples of the river.
Stock No. 550
Price. £1,480 (Click on the picture for a view of the vase compared to a monumental pilgrim vase.)
A CHARMING 'PAIR' OF MINIATURE GALLE FLORAL CAMEO GLASS VASES
An unusual and charming 'pair' of miniature GALLE cameo glass vases with similar although not identical floral designs.
The single flower with broad leaf design is beautifully rendered in shades of orange cameo glass over a clear body with an internal layer of wide salmon pink stripes.
The cameo glass layer has been acid etched twice to form the design and each vase is finished in a soft satin surface.
This attractive pair of vases are some of the smallest that Galle produced and whereas they are not a 'true pair' they do present a very charming duo.(Click on the picture for a view of the reverse sides.)
Height 9.5 cms. Width 4.5 cms.
Signature: A very fine neat script 'Galle'
signature low in the body of each vase.
Stock Nos. (510 sold) & 511
PRICE: LEFT ONE SOLD RIGHT ONE £375 .
AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE 'IN MEMORIUM' CAMEO GLASS VASE CREATED TO HONOUR GALLE'S DEATH IN 1904
After Galle died in 1904 all cameo glass from the factory bore a star in the signature to honour his passing. This is the only signature that can be attributed to a specific date and it appears on many vases of varying quality.
To honour GALLE, the artisans in his factory also produced 'In Memorium' vases, which were vases of very high quality and rare techniques. This stunning cameo glass vase of Daffodils in a landscape is one of these rare vases that displays techniques never seen on normal production vases.
The image of Daffodils in a landscape of trees is unique and one that we have never seen before but also we have never seen any of the techniques used on this vase on any other Galle vase and here they are all used together.
The body of the vase is clear glass and frosted to white as is quite normal but this is then made pure opaque white by an inside layer of white glass which makes the cameo layers stand out as pure colours.
The unique daffodil design is created from acid yellow and amber/orange cameo layers.
There is a third outer layer of green cameo glass which is a vitrified layer, very thin, almost like a wash. We have never seen Galle use vitrified layers on vases; this is a technique usually only associated with Daum.
This outer vitrified green layer which forms the leaves of the daffodils, as well as the amber layer for the trees in the background have both been left matt and unpolished while the heads of the flowers and the buds have been hand polished and cross over the unpolished leaves. We have only ever seen the outer cameo layers of Galle hand polished; polishing the two middle layers while leaving the higher third layer of green unpolished requires great skill.
On first inspection the flower heads look hand carved but are infact acid etched and then hand polished.
This is a truly fascinating and unique Galle vase.(Click on the picture for a view of the landscape trees.)
Height 27 cm.
Signature: Miniature script signature 'Galle *'
hidden in leaves.
Stock No. 509
A DELIGHTFUL GALLE 'PILGRIM FLASK' CAMEO GLASS CABINET VASE WITH A DRAMATIC FLORAL DESIGN
A Galle floral design cameo glass vase with a stunning bloom bursting across the face of the very pretty Galle
'Pilgrim Flask' form.
The clear body of the vase internally suffused with pink/crimson and overlayed with two layers of cameo glass in amber and lime green. The amber layer taking on a rich dark colour where it overlays the crimson. The cameo glass layers acid etched twice to produce the subtle GALLE design of multi headed blossoms and leaves.
The background is frosted to a satin finish while the layers of cameo glass are hand polished to highlight the design.
This is a very pleasing and delicate rendition of the smallest example of the GALLE Pilgrim Flask form of vase.
Height 14.5 cms
At the side of the vase between the leaves, an acid etched fine script signature 'Galle'
in the cameo layers.
Stock No. 506
Price. £1,350 (Click on the picture for a view of the rear of the vase.)
A CLASSIC GALLE CAMEO GLASS LANDSCAPE VASE IN A RARE PINK COLOURWAY
This very pleasing classic shaped Galle vase displays a riverbank landscape scene detailed in multicolour cameo glass.
The ground colour of the vase is frosted clear glass with an internal pale suffusion of deep pink giving a sunset colour to the sky . The vase has a triple overlay of cameo glass in pale lime green, olive green and dark brown for the trees and river bank. Each layer has been acid etched to give the detail of the river and trees on the banks.
The background has a frosted finish but the dark brown and olive green cameo glass layers have received a final hand polishing.
Width: 9 cms
A stylish script 'Galle'
signature in the brown cameo layer in the river.
Stock No. 501
PRICE: £1,650 (Click on the photograph for a different view.)
A GALLE ' HYDRANGEA' CAMEO GLASS VASE OF UNUSUAL FORM AND COLOUR-WAY
A Galle 'Hydrangea' cameo glass vase of unusual form and with a very rare colour-way of triple overlay cameo glass.
The clear body of the vase internally suffused at the neck and base with a soft shade of salmon pink. The Hydrangea blooms are detailed in three layers of cameo glass, green on purple on white. Normally with this colour combination Galle uses the white layer as a background to the green and purple to make these colours opaque, but in this example the acid etching has used the white layer as a detail for the petals. This is the first example that we have ever seen of the white cameo layer being used in this way and it gives a very attractive and delicate rendition of the design. Typically with this colour-way, the whole of the vase has been left with a matt finish.
This unusual form is often seen in miniature Galle vases but this is the first time we have seen it in such a large cabinet vase.
The very delicate colour-way and the unusual form combine to give a very interesting and attractive Galle vase.
Height 19 cms
Signature: A stylised script signature 'Galle'
with the mourning star of 1905 in the purple cameo layer.(Click on picture for a view of the signature side of the vase.)
THE VERY RARE GALLE 'DRAGONFLY' DESIGN ON A FLASK CAMEO GLASS VASE
The much sought-after and rare 'Dragonfly over a Pond' Galle cameo glass design on a rare FLASK vase.
The clear ground body, frosted to a white colour gives a hint of morning mists over the pond with an internal suffusion of pale blue at the top for the sky and in the base for the water.
Covering this ground is a layer of amber cameo glass. The cameo glass layer has received two acid etched cuttings to give the form and details of the dragonfly and aquatic design. This cameo glass layer is then finished with a polished surface contrasting with the matt ground.
The Dragonfly is one of the rarest and most desirable Art nouveau Galle
images, linked with the ever popular 'Aquatic' pond scene.
The banjo vase is the common form of vase to carry this design; a flask vase with the dragonfly is a very much rarer shape.
Signed 'Galle' and the 'Mourning Star' with a discreet script signature between the lilly pads in the amber cameo layer.
Stock No. 463
(click on picture)
A FINE GALLE CAMEO GLASS VASE WITH A DESIGN OF A LAKE AND MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPE AND TREES
One of Galle's more classical vase forms, this shape with a bulbous base and flaring neck suits well his design of a tall tree with Alpine mountain landscape receding into the distance with a wooded lakeside in the foreground and trees reflected in the lake.
The clear ground glass has small areas of pale yellow suffusion with overlay cameo glass layers in pale blue and deep amethyst. This blue colour was developed by Galle
in 1890 and this is one of his most popular and sought after colour ways.
Each cameo glass layer has been subjected to two acid etchings and a polishing to give the details of the design but the pale blue layer of the water in the lake has been cleverly left with a matt finish as has the clear ground giving a white sky.
Signature. Small Script signature Galle
in the lake in the amethyst cameo.
Stock No. 430
PRICE: £2,200(Click on picture.)
A CLASSIC GALLE CAMEO GLASS LANDSCAPE VASE
This very pleasing classic shaped Galle vase displays a riverbank landscape scene detailed in multicolour cameo glass.
The ground colour of the vase is frosted clear glass with an internal pale suffusion of deep pink to the neck and base to give colour to the sky and river water. The vase has a triple overlay of cameo glass in pale lime green, olive green and dark brown for the trees and river bank. Each layer has been acid etched to give the detail of the riverbank design.
The background has a frosted finish but the dark brown and olive green cameo glass layers depicting the trees and foreground river bank have received a final hand polishing.
Height: 14 cms.
Width: 8 cms
Depth: 7 cms.
A stylish script 'Galle'
signature in the brown cameo layer in the river.
Stock No. 434
(Click on the photograph for a different view.)
A BEAUTIFUL 'LILY OF THE VALLEY' CAMEO GLASS VASE BY GALLE IN A VERY RARE COLOUR-WAY
The Galle cameo glass vase is of classic shape with a design of 'Lilly of the Valley' executed in a very rare and unusual colour-way.
The ground body of the vase is frosted clear glass with an internal peach pink suffusing to orange in the base. The floral design is executed in an interesting burgundy purple overlay cameo glass which changes colour with the light source. This cameo glass layer has received two acid etchings and polishing.
The Lily of the Valley design covers most of the surface of the vase and a stylised "GALLE" Oriental signature is 'hidden' near the base.
This unusual Galle
colour-way is rare for the Art Nouveau period which favoured naturalistic earth colours.
Signature: A stylised 'Oriental' cameo 'GALLE'
signature running vertically and hidden in the base of the flower leaves.
Stock No. 427
PRICE: £1,450(Click on picture.)
A FINE GALLE CAMEO GLASS CABINET VASE WITH CUT NECK AND PRIMROSE DESIGN
A classically shaped Galle cabinet vase with Primrose design. The form of this vase is much sought after as the neck is hand cut with shears while the glass is molten.
The ground colour of the vase is a clear glass internally softly shaded with yellow to the base. The vase has a single overlay of cameo glass in vibrant amethyst which is acid etched twice to give the details of the Primroses in flower.
This outer surfaces of this Galle
cabinet vase have been hand polished while the background has a satin finish.
Height 13 cms. Width 9 cms. Depth 7 cms.
Thin script 'Galle' signature in the cameo layer near base.
Stock No. 425
PRICE: £1,150(Click on picture.)
A GALLE SEULE FLEUR 'PERSIAN ROSE WATER DROPPER' CAMEO GLASS VASE
The GALLE cameo glass vase in the form of a 'Persian Rose Water Dropper' has a delicate elongated neck which makes it a beautiful 'Seule fleur' vase, a form much sought after by collectors.
The decor on the vase is the ever popular pendant wisteria branches hanging from the neck with blossoms blowing away in the wind on the back of the vase.
The ground colour of this vase is frosted clear glass with a very pale blue internal suffusion. The wisteria design is acid etched in the amethyst cameo glass overlay. Two acid etchings give the details of the design and the whole vase is finished with a soft satin matt surface.
Height 21cms. Width 6.5 cms. Depth 4.2 cms.
Signature: A fine script ' * Galle'
signature near the base in the amethyst cameo glass layer.
Stock No. 964
PRICE: £850(Click on the picture for an image of the 'blowing blossoms'.)
A GALLE 'RIVER LANDSCAPE' DESIGN ON A 'SEULE FLEUR' BANJO CAMEO GLASS VASE
The popular river landscape scene detailed in multicolour cameo glass is rare on a Banjo 'Seule Fleur' cameo glass vase form.
The ground colour of the vase is frosted clear glass with an internal pale suffusion of opaque pale pink giving colour to the sky. The vase has a triple overlay of cameo glass in pale lime green, olive green and dark brown for the trees and river bank. Each layer has been acid etched to give the details of the river design and the top layer of dark brown depicting a large tree and foreground river bank has received a final hand polishing.
Height: 16.5 cms.
Width: 7.5 cms
A small discrete script 'Galle'
signature in the olive green cameo layer in the river.
Stock No. 420
PRICE: £1,450 (Click on photograph for a different view.)
A FINE GALLE 'RIVER LANDSCAPE' CAMEO GLASS VASE
A beautifully subtle and fine 'River Landscape' cameo glass cabinet vase of classic GALLE form with the very unusual addition of boats or punts near the river bank.
The clear ground body is internally suffused with shades of pink giving a setting sun effect. The ground body is then overlaid with two layers of cameo glass in shades of brown into which is acid etched the riverbank scene.
Each of the cameo glass layers has a double acid etched cutting to give the subtle design of trees in a river landscape. The outer cameo layers have then been hand polished against a matt satin ground.
This is a classic GALLE
design on a vase with a a very popular Galle form working perfectly in this cabinet vase but this is the first time we have ever seen river boats included in the classic Galle design. (Click on the picture for a detail of the signature with the boats.)
Height 10.5 cms. Width 9.5 cms.
Signed in the river, next to the two boats, 'Galle'
, in fine script in the brown cameo layer.
A FINE GALLE CAMEO GLASS VASE WITH UNUSUAL ELONGATED FUCHSIA DESIGN
A classic shaped GALLE form used most commonly for atomiser perfume bottles but here as an elongated 'seule fleur' vase with a design of Fuchsia blooms cascading from a decorated neck.
The ground body is a thick frosted clear glass internally suffused with small areas of pink. The vase has a single overlay of cameo glass in amethyst which is cleanly acid etched with two cuttings to give the floral details in amethyst on a soft translucent ground.
This popular Galle
Fuchsia vase has the floral design in polished cameo layers against a matt background with matt amethyst suffusion to the base.
A small script 'Galle' signature in the amethyst cameo layer to the side of the vase.
Stock No. 801
PRICE: £750(click on picture)
GALLE WISTERIA POT
An attractive Galle Cameo mini pot of strong colours.
The vase has a single layer of purple cameo glass acid cut twice as pendant Wisteria with the classic blossom blowing away in the wind on the reverse.
The ground colour is an unusually strong pink with a vibrant purple overlay.
'Galle' script signature in cameo relief
Stock No. MC05
A STUNNING INTERNALLY CUT BACK GALLE 'ROSE' CAMEO GLASS VASE
The classic GALLE 'Rose' design on a stunning large 'goblet' vase with the Rose flowers, leafy branches and clusters of buds chasing round the vase over an opalescent yellow interior.
The clear glass ground has an opalescent yellow interior which has been acid 'cut back' in areas to give pure colour to the flowers in the crimson cameo glass overlay. Where the interior yellow backs the cameo layers, the rose foliage attains a deeper burgundy/orange colour.
The cameo glass layers are acid cut twice giving positive and negative detailing while polishing heightens the detailing of the flowers and leaves against a frosted ground.(click on picture)
Height 26 cms.
Signed with a stylised 'Galle'
script signature in the cameo layer flowing from the rose buds.
Stock No. P137
A VERY RARE COMBINATION OF THE GALLE 'AQUATIC' SCENE ON A CHARMING MINIATURE CAMEO GLASS VASE
This is the first example we have ever seen of the much sought-after Galle cameo glass 'AQUATIC' pond design on a miniature vase.
The clear ground body has internal suffusions of white and aqua-blue to represent clouds over the water of the pond while over this body is a layer of amber cameo glass. The cameo glass has two acid etchings in positive and negative cutting to give the form and details of a GALLE design of water lilies on a pond. The outer cameo surface is then polished to enhance the details of the plants against a satin ground.
This rare design is normally reserved for much larger vases and this may have been an experimental attempt to produce the iconic Galle
design on the smallest of his vases. The work was executed 'in memorium' in the year of Galle's death.
Height 9.5cms.(click on picture)
Signed ' * (star) Galle' in the body layer with a discreet script signature low in the design.
A SUPERB AND RARE, VERY EARLY GALLÉ ETCHED AND MULTICOLOUR ENAMELLED VASE WITH GILDING.
A very rare and early Gallé etched, enamelled and gilded vase with a floral design in multicolours on a soft internally frosted brown ground.
Before GALLÉ became famous and renowned for his work in cameo glass he produced superb and subtle works in marquetry wood and enamelled glass. This superb vase is one of his earliest works and the floral enamelling displays his skill as a botanical artist where all his designs were taken from life. Gallé was immensely influenced by Japanese design and this influence is reflected here as also is his developing interest in the Art Nouveau movement which can be seen in the gilded whiplash 'leaves' of the design.
The ground colour of the vase is a highly polished pale brown with soft frosting to the interior making the vase opaque. Part of the floral design, notably the large leaves, is intaglio acid etched while the multicolour enamelling is in high relief. Gilding enhances the design especially in the whiplash Art Nouveau motifs.
We are very honoured to be able to offer this fine family heirloom. The vase was given as a token of love from a French Soldier to an English lady immediately after the First World War and has remained in the family for almost a century until it was recently offered to us.
A very ornate and involved engraved and enamelled signature to the base:
"Cristallerie de Galle a Nancy." bound by a border with 'model et decor deposes' and a symbolic flower head, also a gilded number '5' of the gilder. (Click on picture for an image of the signature.)
Stock No. 371
A VERY EARLY AND RARE GALLÉ ETCHED, ENAMELLED AND GILDED VASE ON A BRONZE MOUNT
A very rare and early Gallé etched, enamelled and gilded trough vase with a design of gourds hanging form vines.
The ground colour of the glass vase is a pale uranium green with a high relief acid etched design of gourds and vines with a deeply textured ground. The design is enhanced with multicolour enamelling further highlighted by gilding.
The Bronze mount base continues the organic design but with a GALLE 'joke' as the four feet are the scourge of any gardener - crawling snails.
This is a rare example of the early Art Nouveau glass work of Gallé
before he developed his cameo glass techniques.
Etched and gilded ornate 'Gallé' script signature to side.
Stock No. P138
PRICE: SOLD (click on picture)
LONDON BASED ART NOUVEAU AND ART DECO SPECIALIST DEALER OF:
EMILE GALLE, DAUM NANCY, LOETZ, RENE LALIQUE, LUDWIG MOSER,
THOMAS WEBB & SONS, LOUIS C. TIFFANY, WMF,
LEGRAS, FRITZ HECKERT, THERESIENTHAL,
CZECH GLASS, PALDA, HARRACH, HEINRICH HOFFMANN, SCHLEVOGT.