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Vase
  • Vase
    Gallé, Emile Charles Martin, born 1846 - died 1904
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Vase

  • Place of origin:

    Nancy (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Gallé, Emile Charles Martin, born 1846 - died 1904 (designer)
    Cristallerie de Gallé (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Opaque glass over and inlay, worked in the molten state and wheel-cut

  • Museum number:

    1623-1900

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Place of Origin

Nancy (made)

Date

ca. 1900 (made)

Artist/maker

Gallé, Emile Charles Martin, born 1846 - died 1904 (designer)
Cristallerie de Gallé (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Opaque glass over and inlay, worked in the molten state and wheel-cut

Marks and inscriptions

'Gallé' in gold and 'day-lilies' in Greek,wheel cut;'Emile Gallé Nancy-Paris no. 17496' paper label
Makers's mark

Dimensions

Height: 32.0 cm

Descriptive line

Vase, France, Lorraine (Nancy), designed by Emile Gallé, for Gallé glassworks, 1897-1900, 1623-1900 .

Labels and date

Label for 'American and European Art and Design 1800-1900', Gallery 101, de-canted March 2017:

'18
Cameo-glass Vase
About 1900

Gallé produced the subtle shades and textural variations seen here by using a combination of techniques. To make a deep, rich ground, he built up layers of glass coloured with different metal oxides. To create the surface decoration, he carved through the layers while the glass was still mallebble, in a technique called 'marquetry on glass'. The flowers are day lilies.

France, Nancy; designed by Emile Gallé; manufactured by Cristallerie de Gallé
Opaque glass with overlay and inlay, worked in the molten state and wheel-cut

Museum no. 1623-1900' []
The technique is 'marquetrie sur verre'.

VASE

1632-1900

'American and European Art and Design 1800-1900'

Gallè’s enormous vocabulary of glass techniques included the subtlest of colourings with the use of oxides or iron, cobalt, manganese, copper and chromium. In this vase he uses these metals to achieve a variety of amber-coloured glass layers employed in a technique called marquetrie sur verre (marquetry on glass). While in a warm malleable state the main body of the vase is impressed with layers of differing colours which are then carved on the wheel. [1987-2006]

Materials

Cut glass

Techniques

Cutting (glassworking)

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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