French Art Deco Glass ‘Galle’ Tulip Vase
Emile Galle Vase
A Galle cameo glass tall stickneck Clematis vase. Signed Galle in cameo.
H 23.1/2 in. x Dm 8.1/4 in.
H 60 cm x Dm 21 cm
French Art Deco Vase by Emile Galle. Signed, circa 1920.
Gallé was the son of a faience and furniture manufacturer and studied philosophy, botany, and drawing in his youth. He later learned glassmaking at Meisenthal. His early work was executed using clear glass decorated with enamel, but he soon turned to an original style featuring heavy, opaque glass carved or etched with plant motifs, often in two or more colors as cameo glass.