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Émile Gallé Pointed Top Cameo Glass Lamp
- This exquisite lamp by famed Art Nouveau master Émile Gallé illustrates his genius in glassmaking
- The cameo glass is delicately etched with a graceful and captivating cherry blossom motif
- When the lamp is illuminated, the stunning cameo glass work casts a warm golden glow
- Gallé's works illustrate why he remains one of the most highly regarded names in French glassmaking
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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."
10 5/8" high by 10 1/8" diameter