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AN ENAMELLED GLASS COUPE
BY GALLÉ, CIRCA 1900
of bulbous form with wavy everted rim, the clear glass etched and enamelled in shades of black, pink, red, orange, yellow, green and white with an array of floral and foliate forms, incised E.Gallé diam. 10in. (25cm.) at widest point, 5in. (12.5cm.) high

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From the 1880s, Gallé used enamelling increasingly in conjunction with other techniques. Instead of applying the enamel directly to a smooth surface, in this example much of the pattern was first acid-etched onto the glass and then filled with enamel, which ensured both a better adherence and a shallower surface.
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