Rare vase with Eastern Asian figurine, after a sketch by Louis Hestaux, 1885-90
Louis Hestaux Gallé, Emile, Nancy
Emile Gallé, Nancy. Rare vase with Eastern Asian figurine, after a sketch by Louis Hestaux, 1885-90. H. 14.9 cm. Clear glass, pink fusions. Enamel paint. Eastern Asian woman standing under an apple tree. Signed: Gallé (Grisaille paint).
Minute wear to the back side; otherwise impeccable condition.. Provenance: Gallé family.
Hammer Price: 15,000 €
19. May 2015 at 6:14 AM
Several role models. The figure of the East-Asian woman comes probably from a sketch by Louis Hestaux, at Musée de l'Ecole de Nancy, c1885, p. 112, depicted in cat. Emile Gallé, Jugendstilmeister aus Nancy, Karlsruhe 2005, no. 71; another sketch, at Paris Musée d'Orsay, c1889, depicts a couple standing under a tree, in the style of Persian miniatures, cf. Thiébaut, Les dessins de Gallé, Paris, 1993, p. 99, pl. 4.
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