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FRANCOIS-EMILE DECORCHEMONT – THREE HANDLED SMALL BOWL “ALGUES”, 1911

THREE HANDLED SMALL BOWL “ALGUES”, 1911
Pâte d’émail. The base impressed with the usual seal and numbered CE9
5.25 cm. high
9 cm. diameter

According to Véronique Ayrolles, 10 examples were executed by Décorchemont between 1911 and 1912 numbered CE1 thru CE10. So far, only two examples have been traced

Bibliography
Véronique Ayrolles, François Décorchemont Maître de la pâte de verre, Editions Norma, Paris, 2006, ill. p. 53 and 229

ERNEST LEVEILLE – VASE, CIRCA 1900

VASE, CIRCA 1900
Thick transparent multilayered glass internally decorated with red and green powder inclusions, crackled and wheel faceted, thickly overlaid with beige, wheel carved and finely chased with flowers and leaves
Signed
37 cm. high

Exhibition
The Art of Glass – Art Nouveau to Art Deco, Sunderland Museum & Art Gallery, 17 July-27 October 1996

Bibliography
Victor Arwas, The Art of Glass, 1996, Andreas Papadakis Publisher, ill. p. 10, n. 8
Victor Arwas, Art Nouveau: The French Aesthetic, Andreas Papadakis Publisher, London, 2002, ill. p. 450

Provenance
Collection James Barrelet, France

EMILE GALLE – “CAVALIER PERSAN” BEAKER, DESIGNED CIRCA 1889

“CAVALIER PERSAN” BEAKER, DESIGNED CIRCA 1889
Glass, decorated with a Persian horse rider, in polychrome enamel on a background engraved with stylized and geometrical flowers and partly highlighted in gold, inclusion of shattered gold foils
Signed E. Gallé Nancy under its base
10 cm. high

Bibliography
Bernd Hakenjos, Emile Gallé, Keramik, Glas und Möbel des Art Nouveau, Hirmer, ill. p. 80

EMILE GALLE – BEAKER, CIRCA 1900

BEAKER, CIRCA 1900
Of flattened shape, acid-etched on frosted background, decorated in polychrome enamel with a woman with a basket, in the company of a child, surrounded by flowers
Signed in cameo
13 cm. high

EMILE GALLE – VASE, CIRCA 1900

VASE, CIRCA 1900
Small pear-shaped vase, clear glass overlaid with black and with platinum foil, acid-etched and entirely wheel-carved, hammered body
Signed in wheel-carved cameo
8.5 cm. high
Provenance
Formerly in the collection of Henri Flammarion

EMILE GALLE – “CRABE ET ALGUES” CHARGER, CIRCA 1900

“CRABE ET ALGUES” CHARGER, CIRCA 1900
Large charger in blue and amber glass, acid-etched with an aquatic scene of seaweed flowing in the water with a starfish and crab among the vegetation, all against a shaded blue glass background
Signed on the edge of the charger Gallé
40 cm. in diameter

EMILE GALLE – VASE, CIRCA 1890

VASE, CIRCA 1890
Baluster vase in clear glass overlaid in creamy white, etched and wheel-carved with an orchid and leaves, the surface and the base entirely hammered
Signed underneath with a diamond point Emile Gallé / à Nancy
Most probably made by Burgun & Schverer for Gallé
11.5 cm. high

EMILE GALLE – VASE, CIRCA 1895

VASE, CIRCA 1895
Honey-colored glass with polychrome and gilt enamel, decorated with orchids and leaves
Signed under its base Emile Gallé below an orchid and Déposé in enamel
12.5 cm. high

LUCIEN GAILLARD – “POURPRE D’AUTOMNE” PERFUME BOTTLE, CIRCA 1900

“POURPRE D’AUTOMNE” PERFUME BOTTLE, CIRCA 1900
Decorated with leaves and fruits from red chestnut trees
Enameled stopper
Titled on each side
Comes with its splendid marbled box, with a round label showing the same pattern as on the bottle, garnished with satin (slightly stained)
Executed for Volnay (Veolay), “Veolay” being the phonetic transcription of “Volnay” found on the bottles intended for the American market.
11,6 cm. high (very rare in this size)

Bibliography
Christie Mayer Lefkowith, L’Art du Parfum, éditions Celiv, 1994, ill. p. 137

MULLER FRERES – PITCHER, CIRCA 1900

PITCHER, CIRCA 1900
Multilayered pitcher, overlaid, acid etched and wheel carved, enameled design in the “fluogravure” technique, applied handle, gold highlights
Signed
20 cm. high

Exhibition
Sunderland Museum & Art Gallery, The Art of Glass – Art Nouveau to Art Deco, 17 July – 27 October 1996
Verrerie Art Nouveau, l'Exemple des Frères Muller, Musée de l'Ecole de Nancy, 6 October 2007 – 7 January 2008, ill. p. 85, n. 16 in the exhibition catalogue

Bibliography
Victor Arwas, The Art of Glass, Andreas Papadakis publisher, 1996, p. 32, n. 42.

Provenance
Dr Henry Blount, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA

HENRY CROS – “GALATEA” PLATE, CIRCA 1900

“GALATEA” PLATE, CIRCA 1900
Pâte de verre featuring Galatea asleep being watched by a beast, in shades of pink, yellow brown and orange on a blue background
Signed
27 cm in diameter

A similar piece is in the collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, inventory n. 19647, acquired at the sale of the Roger Marx collection in 1914.

Exhibition
Chefs d'oeuvre de la verrerie et de la cristallerie française au Musée des Arts Décoratifs, 1800-1990, Suntory Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan, 1991, p. 32, n. 25, in the exhibition catalogue

EMILE GALLE – “LES ROCHERS DANS LA MER” VASE, CIRCA 1900

“LES ROCHERS DANS LA MER” VASE, CIRCA 1900
Outstanding vase in multilayered glass with marine landscape decor
Original bronze base cast with butterflies
Engraved signature
54 cm. high

Bibliography
Janine Bloch-Dermant, L'Art du verre en France 1860-1914, Edita-Denoël, 1974, ill. p. 62

Provenance
Private collection, Italy

EMILE GALLE – “ANEMONE” VASE, CIRCA 1897-1900

“ANEMONE” VASE, CIRCA 1897-1900
Conical multilayered vase, internally decorated and engraved
Signed
21.5 cm. high

Exhibition
Emile Gallé, Exhibition in six Japanese museums, 2000-2001, n. 45 in the exhibition catalogue, ill. pp. 90 and 91 (example at the Juken museum)

Bibliography
A similar 27 cm. high vase in the collections of Juken Museum of Art, Yoshiwa, prefecture of Hiroshima, Japan
Another, 28,2 cm. high, is in the collection of Her Royal Highness Margrethe II, the Queen of Denmark

EMILE GALLE – “MEDUSE” VASE, CIRCA 1900

“MEDUSE” VASE, CIRCA 1900
Double glazed footed vase modelled as a fish, internally decorated with powder inclusions, partially iridescent, ornamented with an acid-etched and wheel-carved jellyfish on a hammered background echoing the surface of the water
Wheel-carved signature
30 cm. high

EMILE GALLE – CONICAL VASE, 1898

CONICAL VASE, 1898
Multilayered and wheel-carved conical vase with faceted corners in amber, purplish-blue and red marquetry glass, internally decorated with columbines on a background with silver foil inclusions, acid-etched, the original bronze base in the shape of leaves and spurs
Signed and dated 1898
26.1 cm. high

Exhibition
Société Nationale des Beaux Arts, 1898
Wood One Museum of Art, Hiroshima, Japan, 2005, n.33, ill. p. 36 in the exhibition catalogue
Emile Gallé – Nature and Symbol / Le Langage des Fleurs et des Choses Muettes, 16 January – 10 April 2016, Tokyo Metropolitan
Teien Art Museum; 24 April – 5 June 2016, Utsunomiya Museum of Art, n. 069, ill. p. 90

Bibliography
Revue des Arts Décoratifs, 1898, ill. p. 148
Renate Ulmer, Art Nouveau Symbolismus und Jugendstil in Frankreich, Arnoldsche, 1999, ill. p. 319, n. 318
Emile Gallé et le verre, la collection du musée de l'Ecole de Nancy, Ed. Somogy, Paris, 2004, similar example ill. p. 164, n. 280

Provenance
Daimaru Museum, Japan

Other examples of this design are owned by important museums worldwide:
Kitazawa Museum of Art, Japan
Kunstmuseum, Dusseldorf (Collection Gerda Koepf), Germany
Suntory Museum, Japan
Musée de l'Ecole de Nancy, Nancy, France
Budapest Museum of Applied Arts, inv. n. 55.284, Hungary

FRANCOIS-EUGENE ROUSSEAU – VASE, CIRCA 1900

VASE, CIRCA 1900
Thick tubular freely blown and shaped glass vase with side protrusions. Multilayered, opalescent glass overlaid in brick red and caramel, intaglio and wheel cut with a design of flowers and stylized foliage and a butterfly in flight
Unsigned. Numbered 532
16.5 cm. high