The present vase is a very rare example of the collaboration between Gallé and Lorié. In both its design and manufacture, it epitomises the influence of the French Art Nouveau on Russian design. The Gallé glass used in the present piece is also particularly striking in its emulation of Russian hardstones.
In 1912, members of Fabergé's Moscow branch helped form part of the retail business for Lorie. The present silver-mounted vase is closely related to the more widely known collaborations between Fabergé and Gallé. These glass works in the Art Nouveau style provided a showcase for silver designs that were both highly inventive and sensitive to the original works. These collaborative pieces were so successful that Fabergé chose to exhibit a silver-mounted ceramic vase by Rorstrand at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1900. Empress Alexandra Feodorovna and other members of the Imperial family owned works in the Art Nouveau style with Fabergé silver mounts in their private collections. Today, examples can be found in the Pavlovsk Palace in Tsarskoe Selo; see G. von Hapsburg, M. Lopato, Fabergé: Imperial Jeweller, London, 1993, pp. 200-201.
For stylistically related examples of Gallé glass with silver mounts by Fabergé, please see G. von Habsburg, exhibition catalogue, Fabergé Imperial Craftsman and His World, London, 2000, pp. 116-117, nos. 177-179.