Lot: 69


Symbolist 'Alguese et Méduses' Marqueterie vase, c1900

Gallé, Emile, Nancy

Emile Gallé, Nancy. Symbolist 'Algues et Méduses' Marqueterie vase, c1900. H. 13.1 cm. Cased glass, clear, green inclusions, Marqueterie, purple and red. Underwater scene with algae and jellyfish, engraved, two crosses of Lorraine (?). Air bubbles. Signed: Gallé (engraved).

Burst airbubble (occured during manufacture).

Hammer Price: 8,000 €

123 - Art Nouveau - Art Deco
17. November 2015 at 2:37 PM

Literature:

Underwater scenes can be found in the late work by Emile Gallé, around 1880-1904. The free-formed hand with algae and shells might have been influenced by a war episode in East Asia.