Lot: 143


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 €

120 - Art Nouveau - Art Deco
19. May 2015 at 8:30 AM

Literature:

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.