A French Art Nouveau "wheel-carved" cameo glass vase by Daum. Deep purple flowers are featured against a plum and blue background.Vases with similar decoration are pictured in: "Daum Frères: Maîtres Verriers", 1892-1935, by Katharina Büttiker-Weber, Zurich: Galerie Katharina Büttiker, 1986, cat. nos. 42-44.
|Signed: Daum Nancy," with Croix de Lorraine|
|Dimensions: 8'' high x 4 ¾'' wide|
|Item #: G-14379|
|Price: $14,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French Art Nouveau fire-polished, applied and opalescent cameo glass two-handled vase by Emile Gallé. The vase features poppy blossoms and fern leaves in brilliant shades of red and magenta on a clear ground with deep red accents.A vase with similar decoration is pictured in: "Glass by Gallé", by Alastair Duncan and Georges de Bartha, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1984, p. 65, plate 78.
|Signed: Cristallerie d' Emile Gallé à Nancy Modèle et décor déposés|
|Dimensions: 7½ '' diameter x 10'' high|
|Item #: G-14625|
|Price: $24,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French Art Nouveau "Flambé d'Eau" glass marquetry vase by Emile Gallé. This extremely rare vase features swirls of color that wrap around the entire piece. The lower portion of the vase is an opaque amber with twisting oranges and reds dancing through it. A semi-transparent yellow green glass is twisted into the red below, and this gives way to a more opaque goldenrod ground with glass strings of orange and yellow pulled into it. The whirling of the glass body with so many different colors and textures creates the strikingly accurate impression that wind is whipping around and through the vase. Two periwinkle, cornflower blue, and white irises dominate the front of the vase, and their green stems and translucent petals follow the gust of wind that spins around the surface of the piece. The irises are executed in marquetrie sur verre, which is the most difficult technique that Gallé ever used in his art glass. The technique involves gently pulling the top layer of glass apart while it is molten hot, and inserting different glass segments into the opened areas. In this vase, Gallé intricately carved the iris petals after they had been introduced into the vase. Marquetrie sur verre is similar to applied ornament in that foreign glass is attached to the body of the vase, but in the case of this spectacular piece the introduced glass creates a bas relief rather than a high relief. The glass used to create the irises is light and in many places almost entirely translucent, which creates the effect of thin, delicate petals being pulled by encircling wind. The "Flambé d'Eau" model was first exhibited at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris. The name of the vase refers to the "Iris pseudacorus", an aquatic plant that gets the name "flame of the water" because of the beautiful bright petals that seemingly grow out of the wetland shallows. This vase comes with an original satin lined leather display case. A similar vase is pictured in: Glass by Gallé, by Alastair Duncan and Georges de Bartha, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1984, p. 95, cat. no. 135.
|Dimensions: 4'' diameter x 14-1/2'' high|
|Item #: G-17438|
|Price: Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400|
A French Art Nouveau cameo glass vase by Daum. Featuring a red and orange sky, green ground seen through a highly molded and carved grove of leafy tall trees, evocative of fields and a sunset. A similar vase is pictured in: Daum, by Clotilde Bacri, Noël Daum and Claude Pétry, Paris: Michel Aveline Éditeur, 1992, p. 106; and in: Daum Nancy III: Daum Frères – Verreries de Nancy, 1880-1930, by Katharina Büttiker, Zurich: Galerie Katharina Büttiker, 2009, p. 151.
|Signed: engraved DAUM/NANCY|
|Dimensions: 4¼'' diameter x 11 1/2'' high|
|Item #: G-17104|
|Price: $19,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French "Chrysanthemums" cameo glass vase by Gabriel Argy-Rousseau. The vase features purple chrysanthemums with green centers surrounding the top of the vase further detailed with green and black stems running down to the foot of the vase, against a mottled cream, green and blue ground.A similar vase is pictured in "G. Argy-Rousseau Glassware As Art", by Janine Bloch-Dermant, in the catalog raisonne section pg. 180, figure 19.01.
|Artist: Argy Rousseau|
|Signed: On the side of the vase “G. Argy-Rousseau” and “3664” at the bottom.|
|Dimensions: 3¼'' diameter x 5?'' high|
|Item #: G-17433|
|Price: $12,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French "Spiders and Brambles" cameo glass vase by Gabriel Argy-Rousseau. The vase features entwined pink, green, and brown bramble leaves. The mottled white glass ground is dominated by a bas relief white spider web, giving the visual effect of a floating gossamer on the vase. A spindly black spider sits in the center of the web.A similar vase is pictured in "G. Argy-Rousseau Glassware As Art", by Janine Bloch-Dermant, in the catalog raisonne section pg. 181, figure 20.05.
|Artist: Argy Rousseau|
|Signed: On the side of the vase “G. Argy-Rousseau” and “7255” at the bottom.|
|Dimensions: 5'' diameter x 4-1/2'' high|
|Item #: G-17434|
|Price: $17,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French "Soucis" (marigold) cameo glass vase by Gabriel Argy-Rousseau. A similar vase is pictured in: G. Argy Rousseau: Glassware as Art, by Janine Bloch-Dermant, London: Thames and Hudson, Ltd., 1991, p. 182, cat. no. 20.06
|Artist: Argy Rousseau|
|Signed: G Argy. Rousseau|
|Dimensions: 4'' diameter x 5¾'' high|
|Item #: G-17490|
|Price: $12,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A Tiffany Studios New York intaglio carved cameo glass vase, featuring white flowers with blue and purple accents, dark blue scarabs adorning the white petals and green vines with leaves against an iridescent blue/green ground.
|Signed: 8036E L.C. Tiffany-Favrile|
|Dimensions: 5-1/2'' diameter x 17-1/2'' high|
|Item #: T-17519|
|Price: $39,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|