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    Sale 12273

    Historical Design

    26 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 16

    EMILE GALLE 1846-1904

    A LILY CAMEO VASE, CIRCA 1900

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    EMILE GALLE 1846-1904
    A LILY CAMEO VASE, CIRCA 1900
    blown glass, with applied decoration, marquetry, overlaid, carved and acid-etched with hemerocallis lilies
    12 ¾ in. (32.5 cm.) high
    engraved Galle, HEMROXALLIS


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    Hemerocallis comes from the Greek words 'hemera' meaning 'day' and 'kalos' meaning 'beautiful' and is a variety of lily commonly known as the 'daylily', as each flower only blooms for a single day.

    Provenance

    Macklowe Gallery, New York;
    Private European Collection.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION


    Literature

    V. Arwas, Glass Art Nouveau to Art Deco, London, 1987, p.125, illustrated.