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    Sale 12273

    Historical Design

    26 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 10

    EMILE GALLE 1846-1904

    'LA NATURE' BOWL, CIRCA 1900

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    EMILE GALLE 1846-1904
    'LA NATURE' BOWL, CIRCA 1900
    iridescent internally decorated glass with marquetry and carved tree
    5 ¾ in. (14.5 cm.) high; 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) diameter
    engraved Gallé


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    This bowl has been described as representing the four elements - earth, air, water and fire (see J. Bloch-Dermant, The Art of French Glass 1860-1914, London, 1980, p. 125, pl. 194, for a similar example).

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION


    Literature

    P. Garner, Emile Gallé, London, 1990, p. 111, illustrated.