Paysage au couchant Cameo Glass Vase by Emile Gallé

  • This cameo glass vase is the work of Art Nouveau pioneer Émile Gallé
  • The vessel is surrounded in an intricately detailed wooded lake scene
  • The glass is cut and etched to give a mesmerizing three-dimensional feel to the vase
  • Gallé's art glass creations are some of the most desired in the world
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Item No. 31-3794

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Monumental in both size and artistry, this cameo art glass vase is the work of the famed Art Nouveau master Emile Gallé, one of the most highly regarded names in French glassmaking. The artist's love of nature is evident in this romantic wooded lake scene rendered in rich hues that evoke the warmth of the setting sun. This vase, measuring over two feet high, is much larger than is typical of Gallé's vases, yet is still magnificently proportioned. Its size combined with a rare flattened ovoid shape makes this piece especially well-suited to the expansive, intricately detailed design, allowing for a sense of depth and grandeur. The Gallé cameo signature is set among the varying browns, ambers and auburns of the delicately etched design.

Emile 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."

Signed "Gallé"

Circa 1900

12" wide x 11 1/2" deep x 27" high
Paysage au couchant Cameo Glass Vase by Emile Gallé
Maker: Emile Gallé
Period: 20th Century
Origin: France
Type: Vases/Rose Bowls
Depth: 11.5 Inches
Width: 12.0 Inches
Height: 27.0 Inches
Style: Cameo

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