Art Nouveau glass table lamp by Émile Gallé
French, c. 1900
Height 58cm, diameter 22cm
This striking Art Nouveau lamp is by one of the style’s leading practitioners: Émile Gallé. The lamp features a slender, curved stem, supported atop a spreading circular foot. The domed lampshade is supported by three brass brackets. The glass throughout is wonderfully worked, featuring overlaid, etched, and carved decorations of reddish foliage above a yellow-brown ground. The true splendour of the lamp is only revealed when it is illuminated, and the foliage comes to life. The lamp is signed ‘Gallé’.