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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.)
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 DELIGHTFUL GALLE INTERNALLY 'CUT BACK' CAMEO GLASS CABINET VASE WITH A BEAUTIFUL CONVOLVULUS DESIGN
A Galle Convolvulus design cameo glass vase with an abundance of blooms and tendrils on a very pretty cabinet vase of classic Galle
The clear body of the vase internally suffused with opalescent yellow and overlayed with two layers of cameo glass in amethyst and blue. The cameo glass layers acid etched twice to produce an intricate GALLE design of climbing Convolvulus flowers and leaves.
The interior of the vase has been acid 'cut back' to display the pure colour of the blue and amethyst cameo layers in the heads of the blooms. The background is frosted to a satin finish and the outer layer of cameo glass polished to highlight the design.
Height 12 cms
At the base of the vase between the leaves, an acid etched fine script signature 'Galle'
in the cameo layers.
Stock No. 426
Price. £2,200 (Click on picture for another view and signature.)
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 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 GALLE 'TEA CEREMONY' MINIATURE VASE WITH FERNS
A much sought after GALLE 'Tea Ceremony' miniature vase influenced by, and originally intended for, the Japanese market. The delightful petite vase displays three species of Fern.
The 'Fern' design is beautifully rendered in two shades of olive green cameo glass over a clear body with an internal layer of opal yellow/green.
The cameo glass layers have been etched twice to form the design and the outer layer is polished to contrast with the matt background.
This little vase has the added attraction of bearing an original GALLE NANCY PARIS
label to the base.
(Click on picture for the signature and GALLE label.)
Signature: A fine neat script 'Galle'
signature 'hidden' in the grass.
Also bearing an original "ETABL'TS GALLE * NANCY - PARIS" label.
Stock No. 432
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)
A CHARMING GALLE CAMEO GLASS VASE WITH 'MAIDEN HAIR FERN' DESIGN ON A CLASSIC FORM
This GALLE cabinet vase with bulbous base tapering to a shaped neck and flaring lip is a form classically associated with Galle vases.
The 'Maiden Hair Fern' design is beautifully rendered in two shades of olive green cameo glass over a clear body with an internal layer of opal yellow/green glass.
The cameo glass layers have been etched twice to form the design and the outer layer is polished to contrast with the matt background.
This is a classic art nouveau Galle
colour-way which is predominately green when lit from the front but turns a dramatic yellow when back lit, as in the photographs.
Signature: A fine script 'Galle'
signature buried amongst the ferns in the darker cameo layer.
Stock No. 388
(Click on picture for another view.)
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 CLASSIC CAMEO GLASS 'SEULE FLEUR' CABINET VASE BY GALLE
This is a classic Galle 'seule fleur' cabinet vase, more popularly know from its shape as a 'banjo vase'. The cameo glass vase displays an unusual flowering tree design cascading from the neck of the vase in a colour-way typical to the Art Nouveau period.
The ground colour of the vase is satin frosted clear glass with an internal layer of deep amber. The vase has a double overlay of cameo glass, pale olive green with dark brown as the outer layer. The layers have been acid etched to give the details of the tumbling tree leaves and berries with small areas of intaglio cutting to the leaves on the neck. Both layers of cameo glass are polished to contrast the design against a rich satin background.
'seule fleur' banjo vase is one of the most popular forms ever created by Galle.
A typical script 'Galle' signature standing in relief in the frosted satin ground.
Stock No. 379
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.
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
THE EXCEEDINGLY RARE GALLE 'DRAGONFLY' DESIGN ON A 'SEULE FLEUR' FLASK CAMEO GLASS VASE
The much sought-after and rare 'Dragonfly over a Pond' Galle cameo glass design on a fine 'Seule fleur' FLASK vase.
The clear ground body, frosted to a white colour gives a hint of mourning mists over the pond. Covering this ground is a layer of pale blue cameo glass and an outer layer of darker blue/amethyst. Each cameo glass layer has received two acid etched cuttings to give the form and details of the dragonfly and aquatic design. These cameo glass layers are 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 in this stunningly sympathetic and rare 'colour way' of pale blue and translucent blue/amethyst, the result on this Flask vase is near perfection.
The banjo vase is the more common form of vase to carry this design; a flask vase with the dragonfly is a much rarer form.
Signed 'Galle' in the amethyst cameo layer with a discreet script signature on a Lilly pad.
(click on picture)
Stock No. 395
A VERY EARLY AND EXCEEDINGLY RARE EXPERIMENTAL GALLE CAMEO GLASS IRIS VASE WITH HAND CARVING
This is an exceedingly rare example of one of GALLE'S earliest attempts at producing a vase in cameo glass.
Undoubtedly one of his first experiments in cameo glass this Galle
vase has an unusually thin ground body of frosted clear glass with a much thicker overlay of deep brown cameo glass. The cameo layer has been acid etched to produce a very detailed design of the classic Art Nouveau motif of Iris flowers. Extensive hand carving and polishing has been used to add fine detail to the cameo layer and a 'martelle' hammered effect to the background glass. The whole vase has then been given a high fire polish finish.
Even the shape of the vase is very unusual rising from a sturdy round foot and ending in a thin flattened ovoid at the neck.
The amount of hand carving and hand finishing that this Galle
vase displays indicates that it was never intended for mass production and is a unique early experimental piece. The vase carries a very early engraved signature to the pontil.(Click on the picture for the signature.)
Height 16 cms.
Signature. An ornate wavy early stylised script Galle
signature engraved in the pontil and polished.
Stock No. 341
A VERY RARE, EARLY GALLE ACID ETCHED AND ENAMELLED 'MUFF' BOTTLE
GALLE perfume bottles are hard to find and highly sought after but this is the first example of the much rarer Galle 'Muff' (Cognac) drinking bottle that we have ever seen.
This bottle is one of Galle's earliest entries into glass design and manufacture and was produced before he developed his skills and expertise in Cameo glass production.
The glass body is a clear lime green glass with frosted interior producing an opaque body. The surface of the glass has been acid etched with an intricate design of Daisy flowers, buds and leaves which have then been finely detailed in multicolour enamels and highlighted with gilding.
The cap, collar and cup silver gilt fittings are finely tooled and carved and carry French silver marks.
Glass: Fine 'Galle Depose'
script signature in acid relief and highlighted with gilding.
Silver: French embossed silver marks.
Stock No. 345
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A SUPERB GALLE FIRE POLISHED CAMEO GLASS FLASK VASE
A GALLE convolvulus floral vase with the rare Galle 'colour way' of deep blue cameo glass on a self coloured aqua marine ground.
The form of the vase is a bulbous flask vase with trefoil neck.
Virtually all Galle cameo glass is formed on a clear body with internal colouring and external cameo layers of glass. it is very rare to find a vase where the ground is formed from self coloured glass.
This stunning design of the blue convolvulus twining around the vase is further enhanced by the Galle
technique of highly polished 'fire polishing' to the whole surface giving a wonderful 'Ice' quality to the vase.
Height 19.5cms. Width 10.5cms
Signature: Signed 'Galle' in the cameo layer with flourish in the floral tendrils. (click on picture)
Stock No. 306
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.