Baluster vase with four-lobed mouth in opaque glass with cameo decoration portraying chrysanthemum leaves and flowers. It has a Japanese-style signature “Gallé x” on the body of the vase.
Dimensions: cm 49 h x 24 diam.
Pioneer of Art Nouveau and founder of the École de Nancy, Émile Gallé (1846-1904) was a glass master and brilliant designer. Our vase, made between 1904 and 1914, bears an “x” affixed to the signature, representing a stylized variant of the star motif introduced in the production of the two years following Gallé’s death, between 1904 and 1906.
However, this element will still be used sporadically until 1914. On a stylistic level, our vase is well in line with the oriental-style production started by Émile in the last fifteen years of the 19th century, a period in which Japanese culture profoundly influenced Western art.