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

DAUM NANCY – VASE, CIRCA 1900

VASE, CIRCA 1900
Multilayered glass with an applied and carved design of Japanese columbines; hammered background.
Signed Daum # Nancy
32 cm. high

“Rares sont donc les pièces qui offrent, comme c’est le cas du vase Ancolies, une adéquation aussi parfaite entre la forme de l’objet et son décor figuré. Ces pièces d’exception résultaient souvent de commandes particulières ou étaient réalisées en vue d’expositions démontrant le savoir-faire décoratif et technique de la cristallerie”. (Le Musée de l’Ecole de Nancy, Oeuvres choisies)
The columbine flower guided the decorator in the design of the vase

EMILE GALLE – “LA GIROFLEE DE MURAILLE”, CIRCA 1900

“LA GIROFLEE DE MURAILLE”, CIRCA 1900
Multilayered glass with four applied and wheel-carved flowers, gold leaf inclusions, partly hammered
Engraved signature
21 cm. high

Only one other example is known to exist

Provenance
According to previous owners, this vase was acquired at auction in Versailles around 1970 as therefore could be part of a group of vases sold by Emile Gallé’s descendants

EMILE GALLE – VASE, CIRCA 1889

VASE, CIRCA 1889
Polychrome “cristallerie” glass decorated with enamelled water lilies, aquatic flowers, stems,
and three dragonflies; original bronze base decorated with four snails
Enamelled signature in Japanese style
17 cm. high

ALBERT DAMMOUSE – IMPORTANT BOWL, CIRCA 1900

IMPORTANT BOWL, CIRCA 1900
Pâte d’émail with a design of roses and foliage
13.5 cm. high
12 cm. diameter

Exhibition
Victor Arwas, Art Nouveau: The French Aesthetic, Andreas Papadakis Publisher, London, 2002, ill. p. 513

GEORGES DESPRET – YVONNES SERRUYS – VASE, CIRCA 1900

VASE, CIRCA 1900
Multilayered glass with powder inclusions imitating hard stones
Signed, bearing the monogram of Yvonne Serruys and numbered 606
33 cm. high

Bibliography
“Le maître verrier Despret a eu l’heureuse idée de demander à un sculpteur de talent, Mlle Serruys, les belles formes robustes de ses coupes ; pour leur robe, d’une sourde splendeur, il semble avoir eu la collaboration de la terre et des siècles.” L’Art Décoratif, 1906, p. 182

DAUM NANCY – VASE “VIGNE ET ESCARGOTS”, MODEL N. 2434, 1904

VASE “VIGNE ET ESCARGOTS”, MODEL N. 2434, 1904
Conical shape with circular foot, clear glass with colored powders inclusions, overlaid and cut with foliage and vines, two applied snails
Signed
32.5 cm. high

Bibliography
The Daum firm has the original drawing for this and other vessels with the same decoration.

EMILE GALLE – LOUIS HESTAUX – “CHAUVE-SOURIS ET PAVOTS” BOTTLE, CIRCA 1890-1892

“CHAUVE-SOURIS ET PAVOTS” BOTTLE, CIRCA 1890-1892
After a design by Louis Hestaux
Multilayered and parly hammered glass, acid-etched and wheel-carved decor of a bat and poppies
Signed underneath: Emile Gallé fecit.
24.5 cm. high

Exhibition
Exposition Emile Gallé et Toulouse-Lautrec / Lumières et couleurs de la Belle Epoque, 1995, Suntory Museum of Art, Tokyo, p. 30 et 31 in the exhibition catalogue, n. 16
Exhibition on Emile Gallé in five museums in Japan between April 2000 and March 2001, ill. p. 57, 58 and 59, n. 19 in the catalogue.
Gallé et le Japonisme, 2008, Tokyo-Osaka, n. 62 in the exhibition catalogue
Emile Gallé / Nature & Symbolisme / Influences du Japon, Musée Départemental
Georges de la Tour, Vic-sur-Seille, 5 May-30 August 2009, ill. p. 135, n.114
Bestiaire de verre, de la fin du XIXe siècle à nos jours, Musée du verre, Conches en Ouche, 9 March-24 November 2019, ill. pp. 16, 17

Bibliography
Janine Bloch-Dermant, L’Art du verre en France 1860-1914, Edita Denoël, 1974, ill. p. 63

EUGENE MICHEL – VASE, CIRCA 1900

VASE, CIRCA 1900
Clear glass, etched to simulate the movement of the waves, partly frosted, overlaid with enamel
and wheel-carved with a decor of fishes and aquatic flora
17 cm. high

Exhibition
Bestiaire de verre, de la fin du XIXe siècle à nos jours, Musée du verre, Conches en Ouche, 9 March-24 November 2019, ill. pp. 20, 21

Provenance
Leo Kaplan, New York, acquired in 2000

AUGUSTE JEAN – A PAIR OF BALUSTER VASES, CIRCA 1878

A PAIR OF BALUSTER VASES, CIRCA 1878
Glass, each resting on four applied feet, the necks pulled up to points, alternating with others running down, two large glass cabochons applied to the sides with a Japanese polychrome enamelled design, gilt
Signed
57 cm. high

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

Bibliography
Victor Arwas, The Art of Glass, Andreas Papadakis, publisher, 1996, p. 11, n. 10

LOETZ – ALPHONSE DEBAIN – LA MAISON MODERNE – VASE, CIRCA 1899

VASE, CIRCA 1899
Iridescent glass with a floral design attributed to Loetz. The mount and the base in silver attributed to Debain.
With French Minerva mark; silversmith mark; Russian import mark 84
These pieces were sold at the Maison Moderne
The mount with two handles can be attributed to Henry Van de Velde
11.3 cm. high

EMILE GALLE – “LA NIGELLE DES PRES”, AN IMPORTANT FOOTED VASE, CIRCA 1900

“LA NIGELLE DES PRES”, AN IMPORTANT FOOTED VASE, CIRCA 1900
Marquetry and finely wheel-carved glass, the pink surface overlaid with white
and blue flowers and an applied motif of brown branches
Engraved Gallé
20.5 cm. high

No other example of this design is known to exist

Exhibition
Exposition Universelle, 1900, Paris

Bibliography
Gallé, exhibition catalogue, musée du Luxembourg, 29 November-2 February 1986,
éditions de la Réunion des Musées Nationaux, ill. p. 54 in the “Les granges” vitrine

EMILE GALLE – VASE “CYCLAMENS”, 1898-1900

VASE “CYCLAMENS”, 1898-1900
Flattened glass with intercalary inclusions, decor in marquetry finely wheel carved
Signed
22 cm. high

Bibliography
Richard Dennis, The Glass of Emile Gallé, Antiques International, London 1967, p. 189, pl. 17

DAUM NANCY – VASE “CINERAIRES”, CIRCA 1910

VASE “CINERAIRES”, CIRCA 1910 
Clear glass with white, yellow and blue inclusions
The flowers and leaves are acid-etched and wheel carved
Signed
40.5 cm. high

Bibliography
Clotilde Bacri, Daum, Michel Aveline éditeur, 1992, ill. p. 68

DAUM NANCY – VASE, CIRCA 1905

VASE, CIRCA 1905
Internally decorated, applied and wheel-carved. The neck is pulled, cut and finished by hand
Signed
33 cm. high

Exhibition
L’Art Nouveau la Révolution décorative, Pinacothèque de Paris, 18 April-8 September 2013, p. 82,
n. 43 in the exhibition catalogue

Bibliography
Clotilde Bacri, Daum, Milan, 1992, ill. p. 127

Provenance
Bought directly from the Daimaru Museum, Japan

EUGENE MICHEL – MAURICE GUERCHET – VASE, CIRCA 1897

VASE, CIRCA 1897
Internally decorated glass, acid-etched and carved
in a floral pattern, with applied water lily and flowers in silver; around the neck, the mount in silver featuring frost
The mount signed M Guerchet
24.5 cm. high

Exhibition
Salon des Artistes Français, Paris, 1897

Bibliography
Art et Décoration
, June 1897, p. 171

DAUM NANCY – AN IMPORTANT VASE, CIRCA 1900

AN IMPORTANT VASE, CIRCA 1900
Blown glass vase decorated with mushrooms, oak leaves and pincones
Acid-etched, wheel-etched, carved
Engraved signature
51 cm. high

Exhibition
Takashimaya, exposition itinérante au Japon, 1986, n. 86, ill. p. 19

DAUM NANCY – BOTTLE AND STOPPER, CIRCA 1900

BOTTLE AND STOPPER, CIRCA 1900
Opalescent amber glass bottle decorated with catkins
Deeply acid-etched and carved; three applications on platinum foil including one on
the stopper
Engraved signature
11.5 cm. high

FRANCOIS-EUGENE ROUSSEAU – VASE, CIRCA 1900

VASE, CIRCA 1884-1900
Internally decorated thick glass, decorated with engraved fishes and algae
11 cm. high

Another example of this design is part of the Gerda Koepff Collection, with a label of Léveillé-Rousseau under the base

Exhibition
Bestiaire de verre, de la fin du XIXe siècle à nos jours, Musée du verre, Conches en Ouche, 9 March-24 November 2019, ill. p. 14