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Acquired in 1992 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Gallé, Emile
attributions_note
bibliography
Bloch-Dermant, J: L'Art du verre en France 1860-1914, Fribourg, 1974,p.114, for similar post-1914 version. See Bloch-Dermant also for some information on colouring etc. Garner,Philippe: Gallé... for detail of this vase; Warmus, W: Dreams into Glass, Corning, 1984 p61 and Gallé ecrits.. See Ceramics Department Object Information File Greenhalgh, Paul Ed., Art Nouveau : 1890 - 1914. London: V&A Publications, 2000. 464 p., 10.10pl, ill. ISBN 1851772774
collection_code
CER
credit
date_end
1908-12-31
date_start
1899-01-01
date_text
ca. 1904 (made)
descriptive_line
Vase, France, Lorraine (Nancy), designed by Emile Gallé, for Gallé glassworks, 1900-1904, C.53-1992 .
dimensions
Height: 37.5 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
Art Nouveau - 1890-1914 (Metropolitan Museum, Japan 21/04/2001-08/07/2001) Art Nouveau - 1890-1914 (National Gallery of Art, Washington 08/10/2000-28/01/2001) Art Nouveau - 1890-1914 (Victoria & Albert Museum 06/04/2000-30/07/2000)
gallery
Glass, room 131
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
6649
label
There is a closely similar example to this vase in the Musée des Arts et Métiers, Paris, given by the Gallé family. It is said to be one of the last designs by Gallé, made during his lifetime under his 'supervision'. Simpler versions were produced in the first years after his death, without the cabochons, on which the signature is accompanied by a star. This vase incorporates two of the 'symbolist' images particularly favoured by Gallé - the sun representing day banishing the bat which represents night as well as sightlessness balanced by an uncanny knowledge, repulsion balanced by magical qualities. Seen here, against a forest skyline there are further implications. Gallé wrote '...the darkness of a night in the forest, the vague distress which takes unawares the walker who finds himself in the evening at the edge of the woods. There, strange lights hover in the darkness, the rustle, the whispering and mysterious activity of things which are unseen, but which watch, and go about their business in secret'. The vase is also decorated with 'cabochons' - applied raised glass, coloured with metallic oxides, over silver foil in imitation of rich jewelling as well as carved borders at the foot and rim in 'oriental, Persian' style.
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:40:26.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:40:26.000Z
latitude
48.689548
location
Glass, room 131, case 29, shelf 1
longitude
6.1834
marks
'Gallé' incised
materials
materials_techniques
Cased, wheel-cut and acid-etched glass, with applied 'cabochons' over silver foil
museum_number
C.53-1992
museum_number_token
c531992
object_number
O5194
object_type
Vase
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
This vase incorporates two of the "symbolist"images particularly favoured by Galle - the sun representing day banishing the bat which represents night as well as sightlessness balanced by an uncanny knowledge, repulsion balanced by magical qualities. The vase is also decorated with "cabochons"- applied raised glass, coloured with metallic oxides, over silver foil in imitation of rich jewelling as well as carved borders at the foot and rim in "oriental, Persian"style. Incised with "Galle"
place
Nancy
primary_image_id
2006AT3720
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
This vase could be one of the last designs made during Gallé's lifetime and under his supervision. It incorporates two of his favourite images - the sun, symbolising day, banishing the bat, which symbolises night. The bat also evoked, in Gallé's words,'... the darkness of a night in the forest...the rustle, the whispering and mysterious activity of things which are unseen, but which watch, and go about their business in secret' . The applied coloured glass decorations that imitate rich jewelling are called cabochons. They were not included on the simpler versions of the design that were produced in the early years after Gallé died in 1904. These versions have the Gallé mark, together with a star. This combined mark was used on pieces made after his death.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
vase-galle-emile
sys_updated
2014-08-11T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1908
year_start
1899