9th October 2021 9:30 GMT/BST

20th Century Design

  Lot 2050


Emile Gallé (French, 1846-1904): A Large Vase Parlant, circa 1900, circular section tapering towards a trumpet foot, broad bulbous neck, green glass internally decorated with streaks of darker green, overlaid in brown, etched with oak branches, the ground extensively wheel carved, the base with acid texturing, cameo inscription O forêts, ciel pur, Ombre des grands chênes, Au Delà des haines, Vous cherches l'azur, Victor Hugo, 65cm high. See illustration

Literature: Victor Arwas Glass Art Nouveau to Art Deco, London 1977, page 111

Provenance: Sotheby's, Fine 20th Century Design, 28 April 2009, lot 14

Similar vase sold Elton John Volume III Art Nouveau and Art Deco, 7 September 1988, lot 542

Sold for £5,000
Estimated at £5,000 - £7,000


.Appears to be in good order. Still has the Sotheby's lot label. Dusty inside.

Auction: 20th Century Design, 9th October 2021

The sale will include 65 lots of Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson furniture and furnishings from legendary chef Marco Pierre White’s hotel The Rudloe Arms in Wiltshire, as well as key pieces from some of the leading names in the Decorative Arts and 20th Century Design, such as Bernard Leach, Émile Gallé, Martin Brothers, Carlo Bugatti, Elizabeth Fritsch, and Rene Laliqué.


Thursday 7 October 10am-4pm, Friday 8 October 10am-5pm and morning of sale from 8am.

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