Enameled cased glass
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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sergio S. Dolfi
Émile Gallé is among the most widely admired late-nineteenth-century French glass artists. Gallé’s work covered a wide range of styles, from historical revival designs in the 1870s and asymmetrical Japanese patterns in the 1880s—as seen in this vase—to curvaceous Art Nouveau forms and decorations in the 1890s and at the turn of the century. He introduced and used a variety of glass decoration, and found inspiration in color and the effects of light on glass. Because of his innovation and creativity in glass, Gallé gained international recognition at World’s Fairs in 1889, 1893, 1900, and 1904.
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