News and Blog

Object of the Week – Emile Gallé ‘Prunelles’ Vase

Emile Gallé ‘Prunelles’ Vase

French
c.1900
H: approx. 11cm
£2,150

An Art Nouveau two colour cameo glass vase decorated with Prunelles flowers, leaves and fruit by Emile Gallé (1846 – 1904), of unusual shape and employing pretty colours. Signed in cameo ‘Gallé’.

Born in Nancy, after several apprenticeships in various European cities Gallé became a partner at his father’s glass and faience decoration business in 1867. Ten years later, he took over the family business and extended its activities to cabinet making in 1885. Previously acknowledged at the Clay and Glass Exposition in 1884, Gallé was honored at the 1889 Paris World Fair with three rewards for his ceramics, glasswork, and furniture. Unfortunately, and to his great regret, ceramic work was no longer popular amongst the public, thus he oriented his focus to glasswork, a domain in which he developed and created new fabrication procedures. His research lead to the registration of two patents in 1898, one of which concerned glass marquetry and the other on glass finish.

His work expresses throughout multiple references his diverse interests, in which nature plays a dominant, but not exlusive, role.

Solo Antiques
By appointment
Preston
Lancashire

+44 (0)1995 671096
+44 (0)7973 119739
[email protected]
www.solo-antiques.co.uk

Previous Posts

LIGHTHOUSE BULB H: 142cm   Diameter: 45cm  £1,250 This 20th century lighthouse bulb is reputed to have come from the Mumbles Light near Swansea, Wales. Drennan & Sturrock +44 (0)1315574235 +44 (0)7973 158545 [email protected] www.drennan-sturrock.com Drennan & Sturrock is exhibiting at the Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair, and this piece will form part of the…
RARE CHINESE SOLID SILVER & ENAMEL LIDDED BASKET c.1790 H: 23cm   W: 26cm   Weight: 465g £29,995 An extremely rare 18th century Chinese solid silver filigree & enamel lidded basket, of lobed form supported on six leaf shaped feet. The delicate handwoven filigree is applied with enamel floral plaques, the sides with a looped handle…