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EMILE GALLE – VASE, CIRCA 1900

VASE, CIRCA 1900
Engraved marquetry with a design of ray and aquatic flora
Powder inclusions and inclusion of shattered gold foils, hammered with small facets
Silver gilt mount with French Minerva mark
Vertically engraved signature

17 cm. high

No similar example known to exist

Bibliography
For the same shape of the mounted vase: Tsuneo Yoshimizu, The Glass Arts of Emile Gallé, Gakken 1985, n.144; without the mount n. 143 and 184
Georges de Bartha, Glass by Gallé, Thames & Hudson Ltd, 1984, p. 59, n. 61 (EU 1900)

EMILE GALLE – IMPORTANT LAMP, CIRCA 1900

IMPORTANT LAMP, CIRCA 1900
Triple glass with metallic powder inclusions with a design of butterflies on the shade on a arborescent landscape. Fired polished and hammered
The mount in patinated bronze
Etched signature

70 cm. high
Diameter of the shade: 40.5 cm.

EMILE GALLE – “ANEMONES” VASE, CIRCA 1880-1884

“ANEMONES” VASE, CIRCA 1880-1884
Multilayered glass, internally decorated, acid-etched and finely wheel-carved

20.5 cm. high

Another example is in the collection of the Kitazawa Museum in Suwa, Japan

Exhibition
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, ill. p. 44, n. 027

Bibliography
L’Estampille, December 1978, ill. p. 16

Provenance
Jean-Claude Brugnot, Paris, 1974-1975
Private Collection, Italy
Acquired from the above

EMILE GALLE – “DRAGONFLIES” VASE, CIRCA 1895

“DRAGONFLIES” VASE, CIRCA 1895
Cylindrical vase in clear double layered glass, decorated with acid-etched radiant suns and
inclusions of metal oxides; embellished with two polychromatic enamelled dragonflies
Signed underneath by hand with a diamond point

21.5 cm. high; 11 cm. diameter

EUGENE VALLIN – RARE MANTLEPIECE MIRROR FRAME, CIRCA 1900

RARE MANTLEPIECE MIRROR FRAME, CIRCA 1900
Carved wood and gilt stucco designed as “laser ribolum” leaves
174 x 110 cm.
Restored

Bibliography
Frédéric Descouturelles, Eugène Vallin Menuisier d’art de l’école de Nancy, imprimerie moderne, December 1998, ill. p. 84

EUGENE VALLIN – JACQUES GRUBER – FIRESCREEN, CIRCA 1900

FIRESCREEN, CIRCA 1900
Carved walnut with inlaid panels of etched glass with clematis flowers and leaves
123.5 cm. high; 104.5 cm. wide

Bibliography
Frédéric Descouturelle, Eugène Vallin, Menuisier d’Art de l’Ecole de Nancy, Imprimerie Moderne, Pont-à-Mousson, 1998, a variation of the design ill. p. 209
Victor Arwas, Art Nouveau: The French Aesthetic, Andreas Papadakis publisher, 2002, ill. p. 320

LOUIS-AUGUSTE THÉODORE-RIVIÈRE – “SALAMMBO CHEZ MATHO”, 1895

“SALAMMBO CHEZ MATHO”, 1895
Carved ivory
Signed and dedicated à mon ami A(ngelo) Mariani

Exhibition
Musée Galliéra, Exposition de la Statuette et du Meuble qui la présente ou l’accompagne, 1914, n. 373,
described as “Salammbô”, ivory (Collection of Mr Jacques Mariani)
Salammbô: Fureur ! Passion ! Elephants !, 20 October 2021-7 February 2022, exposition itinérante au Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, au Mucem à Marseille et à l’Institut national du patrimoine à Tunis

Bibliography
Colette Dumas, Théodore Rivière – sa vie … Son œuvre, p. 61 to p. 66
Salammbo, Mucem, Réunion des Musées Métropolitains de Rouen, Institut National du Patrimoine de Tunisie, éditions Gallimard, 2021, ill. p. 110 in the exhibition catalogue

Provenance
Formerly in the Collection of Mr Angelo Mariani

Angelo Mariani, chemist and inventor of the “Vin Mariani”, a fortifying beverage based on coca bark, a true institution for nearly half a century before its essential component was banned, was the friend and patron of Theodore Riviere, who composed a collection of portraits and statuettes. The period documentation quotes a number of artworks exhibited at different Salons and having belonged to A. Mariani (or by descent to his son Jacques), such as La Caravane, plaster ; le Portrait de M. Mariani, bronze ; Salomé, ivory (our example) ; Les Huns ; Le Mur ; Le Silence, ivory, marble and bronze ; L’Empereur d’Annam, ivory and sculpted wood ; La Femme d’Elchi, ivory, marble and wood ; La brodeuse arabe, ivory, marble and enamels. Angelo Mariani was the patron of several artists including Jean Baffier.
Special order or gift of the artist, this sculpture, which is not among the works on display at the ivory exhibition at the Galliéra Museum in 1903, could have been executed around this date

VICTOR PROUVE – “PORTRAIT DE MARIE PROUVE”

“PORTRAIT DE MARIE PROUVE”
Etching and aquatint

43.5 x 29 cm.
59 x 46 cm. (with the frame)

Exhibition
Victor Prouvé 1858-1945, musée des Beaux-Arts, Nancy, 17 May-21 September 2008, ill. p. 156, n. 50 in the exhibition catalogue
Victor Prouvé, le Maître de l’art Nouveau à Issy, Musée Français de la carte à jouer, Issy-les-Moulineaux, 11 May-14 August 2022

VICTOR PROUVE – JOSEPH and PIERRE MOUGIN – “AUX ROSES” VASE, CIRCA 1900

“AUX ROSES” VASE, CIRCA 1900
Beige earthenware, the three sided vessel decorated with a woman holding a rose, the rim adorned with roses in full relief
Signed Mougin frères céram., numbered 1355 and signed V Prouvé
(the letters V and P intertwined)

53.2 cm. high

A similar vase without Prouvé’s decoration is at the Musée de l’Ecole de Nancy, gift of J.-B. Corbin
to the town of Nancy in 1935. No other example of our vase is known to exist

Exhibition
Victor Prouvé 1858-1943, Musée de l’Ecole de Nancy, 17 May-21 September 2008,
ill. p. 204, n. 143 in the exhibition catalogue
Victor Prouvé, le Maître de l’art Nouveau à Issy, Musée Français de la carte à jouer, Issy-les-Moulineaux, 11 May-14 August 2022

Bibliography
Jacques G. Peiffer, Les frères Mougin, sorciers du grand feu-grès et porcelaine 1898-1950, éditions Faton, ill. p. 159
Paul Arthur, French Art Nouveau Ceramics: An Illustrated Dictionary, Norma éditions, 2015, our example ill. p. 309

EMILE GALLE – VICTOR PROUVE – “LES CISELEURS DE LA MER”, 1900

“LES CISELEURS DE LA MER”, 1900
Pitcher of flattened form with wheel-carved aquatic decoration
Engraved signature

25.5 cm. high; 10.5 cm. wide; 3 cm. thick

One of four known to exist

Exhibition
Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1900
Exposition de l’Ecole de Nancy, Paris, Pavillon de Marsan, 1903
Salon de la Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1904
Roger Marx, un critique aux côtés de Gallé, Monet, Rodin, Gauguin…, musée des Beaux-Arts, musée de l’Ecole de Nancy, Nancy, 6th May – 28th August 2006, n. 162 in the exhibition the catalogue, ill. p. 220
Victor Prouvé, le Maître de l’art Nouveau à Issy, Musée Français de la carte à jouer, Issy-les-Moulineaux, 11 May-14 August 2022

Bibliography
A. Duncan & G. de Bartha, Glass by Gallé, 1984, Thames & Hudson Limited, London, ill. page 58
Wood One Museum of Art, 2005, catalogue n. 63, ill. p. 64 (neck cut down)
The Paris Salons, vol. IV, ill. page 224

Provenance
Identical pitcher at the Musée de l’Ecole de Nancy and at the Danish Museum of Art & Design in Copenhagen
Similar model at the Roger Marx Sales, Paris, 13th may 1914, Galerie Manzi-Joyant, “Les Algues” n. 97 in the catalogue, ill. p. 17
The drawing of this piece with annotations by hand by Gallé is illustrated page 187 of the catalogue of the “Emile Gallé” exhibition presented in six Japanese museums in 2000-2001

EMILE GALLE – VICTOR PROUVE – FOOTED BALUSTER VASE D’ACCUEIL “PITIE” OR “CHARITE”, CIRCA 1899-1900

FOOTED BALUSTER VASE D'ACCUEIL “PITIE” OR “CHARITE”, CIRCA 1899-1900
Flaring waisted rim, nocturnal and symbolic subject depicting a woman supporting an old man wrapped in a blanket, the background designed as a landscape with bats in flight
Wheel engraved signature

27.8 cm. high

This is a unique piece executed for the 1900 Exposition Universelle (See: Victor Prouvé 1858-1943, éditions Gallimard, 2008, p. 196) and the letter herebelow which Gallé addressed to Prouvé giving him instructions regarding the subject of the vase. He quotes Matthew 25:31-46
I was naked and you clothed me
I was a stranger and you welcomed me

Exhibition
Victor Prouvé 1858-1943, Musée de l’Ecole de Nancy, 17 May-21 September 2008, ill. p. 205, n. 144 in the exhibition catalogue
Victor Prouvé, le Maître de l'art Nouveau à Issy, Musée Français de la carte à jouer, Issy-les-Moulineaux, 11 May-14 August 2022

Bibliography
Extracts from a letter by Emile Gallé to Victor Prouvé dated the 25th of January 1899
“… Thème décoratif. – Cette pièce devra faire partie d’une série rêvée par moi de Fruits spirituels, les uns bons et les autres mauvais. Celle-ci sera la pomme de sapin, vaguement rappelée par la forme du vase avec la large figuration neigeuse sur son épaulement de bronze, formant ainsi cadre au sujet inspiré de ce thème :
Car j’ai eu froid et vous m’avez réchauffé
J’étais étranger et vous m’avez recueilli
… Il s’agit donc de figurer un miséreux, demi nu, auquel des hôtes, eux-mêmes peu fortunés, offrent leur coeur et leur foyer ; Puvis, si je me souviens, avait prêté à ses hospitaliers homme et femme un grand âge, ce qui était touchant et faisait un rappel de Philémon et Baucis.
Afin de ne pas trop compliquer (car nous avons bien d’autres thèmes à dire, en un an !) un seul hospitalisé pourrait suffire, avec un pauvre accroupi frileux devant le feu, et des invités plus modestes et non moins intéressants, des oiseaux sur une place sans neige, un chien perdu qui dévore timidement à l’écart…
… P.S. – Bien entendu, je compte enlever le noir du col et n’en laisser que peu (vol de corneilles scématisées, ou écailles de sapin). Je laisserai la bague noire…” (La Revue des arts décoratifs, 1901, p. 312).
Victor Prouvé, le Maître de l'art Nouveau à Issy, Musée Français de la carte à jouer, Issy-les-Moulineaux, 11 May-14 August 2022, ill. p. 12
Le Journal des Arts, n. 592, 24 June-7 July 2022, p. 21

Provenance
Acquired in 1999 from a private collection, France

MANUFACTURE NATIONALE DE SEVRES – LÉON KANN – “POMMES DE PIN” COFFEE SERVICE, 1902

“POMMES DE PIN” COFFEE SERVICE, 1902
Comprising four cups and saucers and one sugar bowl porcelain with a relief decoration of pinecone scales
Bearing the manufacturer’s marks S/1905, pâte nouvelle
Sugar bowl: 14.2 cm. high
Each cup: 6.8 cm. high
Each saucer: 13 cm. diameter

Another example of the sugar bowl is part of the collections of the Château-Musée de Boulogne-sur-Mer (INV. 480L)

Exhibition
1904, St. Louis: Exposition internationale

EUGENE GAILLARD – “TREFLE” LOWER TABLE, 1913

“TREFLE” LOWER TABLE, 1913
Padouk wood and walnut with four nesting tables
70 x 70 cm.

Another example of this design is in the collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris

Exhibition
SAD, Paris 1913

Bibliography
M. P.-Verneuil, Le Salon de la Société des Artistes Décorateurs, Art et Décoration, January 1913, p. 96
Laurence Buffet-Challié, Le Modern Style, Baschet et Cie éditeurs, Paris, n.d., ill. p. 53
Anne-Marie Quette, Le Mobilier Français – Art Nouveau 1900, éditions Massin, 1995, ill. p. 57

LOUIS HESTAUX – “NYMPHE, LIBELLULE ET CRAPAUD” MIRROR, CIRCA 1900

“NYMPHE, LIBELLULE ET CRAPAUD” MIRROR, CIRCA 1900
Sculpted pearwood and beveled mirror
Signed below
113 cm. high; 50 cm. wide

Exhibition
Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, 1914, n. 2388 in the exhibition catalogue
Louis HESTAUX – Collaborateur de Gallé, Musée de l’Ecole de Nancy, 1982, n. 69 in the exhibition catalogue

Provenance
Acquired directly from the artist’s family

A painter and wood carver, Louis Hestaux starts working for Emile Gallé at the age of 18 and soon becomes his closest and most trustful collaborator. He played a leading role in the design and conception of exceptional pieces of glass
and furniture which were exhibited at the Expositions Universelles of 1889 and 1900.
At Gallé’s death he became the firm’s artistic director. From 1882 until his death he exhibited for his own account paintings, drawings and carved wooden objects of symbolist inspiration and of rare beauty and artistic finesse.
He was a member of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts and a board director of the school of Nancy since its creation in 1901.

EMILE GALLE – “AUX CAMPANULES” NEST OF FOUR OCCASIONAL TABLES, CIRCA 1900

“AUX CAMPANULES” NEST OF FOUR OCCASIONAL TABLES, CIRCA 1900
Graduated in size, sculpted wood, the tops inlaid in various woods, including rosewood, with magnolia, daisies and other flowers and leaves
Each signed Gallé
The largest: 75 cm. high; 70.5 cm. wide; 42 cm. deep

Bibliography
A table with the same sculpted decor is illustrated in: Gallé furniture, Antique collectors club, 2012, p. 174

FRENCH – JEWELRY BOX, CIRCA 1903

JEWELRY BOX, CIRCA 1903
Wood, engraved copper and embossed leather decorated with horse chestnuts
Bearing the monogram M D G (attributed to Miss Denise Germain)
30 cm. high
Base: 40 cm. long; 24 cm. wide

Bibliography
Prince Bojidar Karageorgevitch mentions Denise Germain in Les objets d’art au Salon des artistes français, l’Art Décoratif, June 1903, page 28, “Un grand sous-main teinté de vert, un coffret gris décoré de feuilles de marronnier”