Vase, France, Lorraine (Nancy), designed by Emile Gallé, for Gallé glassworks, 1895-1900, C.1249-1917 .
Height: 21.6 cm, Width: 17.1 cm maximum
Glass, room 131
This vase is said to have been bought by Henry Florence from Gallé's widow, Henriette Grimm-Gallé, after Gallé's death in 1904. The glass type is a late development in Gallé's wide range of colours and textures imitating agates and various effects found in Nature. Here it has been carved with decoration of a flowering magnolia branch. Like many of his contemporaries, Gallé, the botanist, was much influenced by Japanese art and drew on plants found in Japanese design for inspiration