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 €
17. November 2015 at 11:44 AM MESZ CEST
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.
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