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Butterfly Cameo Lamp by Émile Gallé
- Impressive in size and design, this magnificent lamp is the work of Émile Gallé
- Gallé is one of the most highly regarded names in French glassmaking
- Gallé's application of red butterflies against yellow glass lend the piece an atmospheric air
- This lamp is much taller than most Gallé pieces, yet maintains grace and proportion
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Émile Gallé opened a small woodworker's shop in 1885, where he began experimenting with marquetry designs in furniture and naturalistic glass designs. In 1889, he displayed his new glass creations at the Paris International Exhibition, where the designs and colors not previously seen caused an immediate sensation. The new style of Art Nouveau had begun to appear, and the movement's aesthetics and devotion to nature appealed greatly to the young Gallé. In 1894 Gallé built a manufacturing plant in Nancy and began creating his own designs from inception through production. Gallé personally developed many of the designs, and he was known to actively make alterations and approve the designs of his talented team of designers and craftsmen he employed at the "Cristallerie D'Emile Gallé."
22" high x 11" diameter