The firm Burgun, Schverer & Cie., long associated with Gallé, displayed its own line of art glass at the 1895 Strasbourg Exhibition. Under the design leadership of Désiré Christian, several innovative techniques were introduced, all of which are apparent in the present vase. The cherry blossoms are painted onto the surface and then laminated with a transparent coat of glass, which is then wheel-cut over the design, resulting in a three-dimensional effect. The sawtooth carving around the rim, the textured martelé decoration to the ground, and the gilt highlights are all trademarks of Christian's work.
cf. Jules S. Traub, The Glass of DÉSIRÉ CHRISTIAN, Ghost for Gallé, 1978, pl. 54, pp. 103 for an illustration the bowl.