London, South Kensington
20 April 2000
'VOSGES', A CAMEO GLASS VASE
BY GALLÉ, CIRCA 1900
of spherical form with everted rim and circular foot, the frosted glass internally mottled with yellow and overlaid in blue and amethyst with continuous mountainous landscape, base inscribed 'Le ligne bleue des Vosges' -- signed in cameo Gallé, traces of applied paper label 13in. (33cm.) high
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