Gallé (Galle), Abutilon Vase

Abutilon Vase
Abutilon Vase
Abutilon Vase
Abutilon Vase

Abutilon flowers don't grow in the east because they can't take the cold, so the first time I saw the flower on a vase, I couldn't identify it. Then I got help from a gentleman in California who was growing the flower. It's a pretty flower that's depicted beautifully on this vase, utilizing the windowpane technique, so the pink-red of the flowers doesn't mix with the yellow of the background. Great footed shape, 6½" tall x 6½" diameter. Signed in cameo on the side of the vase. Mint condition.

Item #: 2511038
Price: N/A

Gallé (Galle), Blownout Clematis Vase

Blownout Clematis Vase
Blownout Clematis Vase
Blownout Clematis Vase
Blownout Clematis Vase

Gallé blownout vases with an extra layer of color are rarer and more attractive than vases without one. In this case the white layer creates better contrast and opacity, making the flowers pop.  This is a special example.  6½" tall.  Signed.  Mint condition.


Item #: 2501011
Price: N/A

Gallé (Galle), Bluebell Vase

Bluebell Vase
Bluebell Vase
Bluebell Vase
Bluebell Vase

Earlier Gallé production vases were more carefully crafted than vases after his death in 1904. This example is exceptional. The workmanship, colors and contrast are head over heels better than the typical vase. If you're looking to add a truly outstanding vase to your collection, this is it. Very nice size at 13½". Beautiful cameo signature on the side, Gallé. Mint condition.

Item #: 2612021
Price: N/A

Gallé (Galle), Clematis Vase

Clematis Vase
Clematis Vase
Clematis Vase
Clematis Vase
Clematis Vase

Clematis flowers are gorgeous in person and equally beautiful when depicted on Gallé vases. This example is no exception. The color is lovely and the workmanship is very careful and precise. Additionally the windowpane technique was used to frame the flowers, so the yellow color of the background doesn't mix with the red of the flowers. The techniques were acid-etching, followed by wheel-polishing.

The shape is elegant, bulbous in the center, but flattened, like a pillow, with a flared mouth. The quality is superior. Signed in cameo on the side of the vase. 7" tall. Mint condition.

Item #: 2605100
Price: N/A

Gallé (Galle), Crocus Blownout Vase

Crocus Blownout Vase
Crocus Blownout Vase
Crocus Blownout Vase
Crocus Blownout Vase

All Gallé blownout vases are important, as is this example of a Crocus vase. The colors are lovely reds and oranges, on a lemon yellow background. Beautiful color, condition and shape. 8½" tall. Signed. Mint condition.

Item #: 2606016
Price: N/A

Gallé (Galle), Cyclamen Vase

Cyclamen Vase
Cyclamen Vase
Cyclamen Vase

Cyclamen is such a pretty flower. We grow it often in pots on the window sill. This example has beautiful strong red flowers on a yellow background. The detail and workmanship is excellent and representative of the better, earlier work by Gallé. The love the bulbous, squat shape. 4½" tall x 6½" diam. Signed. Mint condition.

Item #: 2406036
Price: N/A

Gallé (Galle), Fuchsia Vase

Fuchsia Vase
Fuchsia Vase
Fuchsia Vase
Fuchsia Vase

This lovely, diminutive, 4¾", Gallé vase with fuchsia decoration has a lot going for it. Most of all are the rich, gorgeous colors, but also the superior workmanship. Gallé vases have a wide range of quality from fair to great. When you buy from me, you know that I carefully select each vase from among many that are available. I buy only the best and this vase is one of them. Very reasonably priced for an authentic Gallé of this color and quality. Signed in cameo on the side of the vase. Mint condition.

Item #: 2601017
Price: $1,850

Gallé (Galle), Iris Vase

Iris Vase

I haven't owned many Gallé vases with iris flowers. I wouldn't call them rare, just uncommon. This example is very pretty, with pastel blue and lavender flowers against a frosted background. I particularly like the frosted backgrounds because the colors of the flowers stay truer with nice contrast. The footed shape is elegant and the size is a nice big 16½". Signed in cameo on the side of the vase. Mint condition.

Item #: 2505041
Price: N/A

Gallé (Galle), Magnolia Vase

Magnolia Vase
Magnolia Vase
Magnolia Vase
Magnolia Vase
Magnolia Vase

It's rare that I get a pair of anything, so it's especially nice to get a pair of attractive Gallé Magnolia vases. They were born together and are as close as a pair can be. (No two are ever identical, because they were decorated by hand.) I'm willing to sell them individually or as a pair (with a discount for the purchase of the pair). Very colorful. Great big flowers. 10¼" tall. Etched signature on the foot. Mint condition.

Item #: 2506034
Price: N/A

Gallé (Galle), Magnolia Vase

Magnolia Vase
Magnolia Vase
Magnolia Vase
Magnolia Vase
Magnolia Vase

Magnolias are impressive flowers in person and equally impressive when depicted on Gallé vases. This example has exquisite red flowers on a frosted background with a tinge of yellow. The shape is the classically beautiful pilgrim form. Nice size at 8½" tall. Fancy cameo signature on the side, Gallé. Mint condition.

Item #: 2611030
Price: N/A

Gallé (Galle), Miniature Enameled Pitcher

Miniature Enameled Pitcher
Miniature Enameled Pitcher
Miniature Enameled Pitcher

Gallé didn't make many miniatures.  This wonderful example is early, from the Cristallerie period, late 19th century, with transparent amber glass, typical of the period.  The detail of the thistle flower and leaf is beautiful with an extremely unusual flower in full bloom painted on the inside!! (see detail in photo 2).   The workmanship is all hand-painted with glass enamel paint and fired.  The snake handle makes this little beauty special.  Signed.  Mint condition.

Item #: 1809027
Price: N/A

Gallé (Galle), Monumental Red Phlox Vase

Monumental Red Phlox Vase
Monumental Red Phlox Vase
Monumental Red Phlox Vase
Monumental Red Phlox Vase

This is a truly gorgeous, monumental (15¾") vase with exquisite red phlox on an amber-yellow background. The shape is classical and sophisticated. It's everything you could ask for in a large Gallé vase. Cameo signature on the side "Gallé". Mint condition.

Item #: 2612018
Price: N/A

Gallé (Galle), Mountain Scenic Vase

Mountain Scenic Vase
Mountain Scenic Vase
Mountain Scenic Vase
Mountain Scenic Vase
Mountain Scenic Vase

I've owned many Gallé scenic mountain vases over the years, so I can state categorically that this is one of the best. The colors are amazing -- so much beautiful blue. How about the ring of blue color below the rim? I've never seen it before and it's so nice! If you like Gallé scenics, this one is killer. Graceful teardrop shape. Nice big size at 12" tall. Etched signature in the trees. Mint condition.

Item #: 2607022
Price: N/A

Gallé (Galle), Painted Daisy Vase

Painted Daisy Vase
Painted Daisy Vase
Painted Daisy Vase
Painted Daisy Vase

An extra layer of color does wonders for any Gallé vase. In this example, there are three layers -- green, blue and very dark brown. The blues and greens were used for the flowers and the dark brown for the branches and base of the vase. The difference is striking and beautiful.  Nice size at 11" tall. Etched signature on the side of the vase, toward the bottom. Mint condition.

Item #: 2511040
Price: N/A

Gallé (Galle), Red Floral Vase

Red Floral Vase
Red Floral Vase
Red Floral Vase
Red Floral Vase

This Gallé shape is referred to as a pilgrim form. It comes in many sizes and is a desirable shape. This example is probably the smallest of the group at 5½" tall. It's diminutive and very cute. The decoration is a red flower, rose-type, but not a rose (if you know, please let me know). The color is beautiful and the workmanship is superior. It's a great vase for collectors looking for smaller examples for their limited space. Interestingly, it's signed twice, one above the other. The higher signature is cameo and the lower signature is acid-etched. My guess is the cameo signature wasn't coming out right, so they added a second. First time I've seen this. Mint condition.

Item #: 2601018
Price: N/A

Gallé (Galle), Sailboat Jar

Sailboat Jar
Sailboat Jar
Sailboat Jar
Sailboat Jar

Gallé didn't make nearly as many jars as vases. This example has a rare shape that I haven't owned before. It has a lovely harbor scene with sailboats and a complementary lid with a bird flying overhead. It's a very nice, unusual item. 6½" tall. Signed in cameo on the side. Mint condition.

Item #: 2510043
Price: N/A

Gallé (Galle), Sailboat Vase

Sailboat Vase
Sailboat Vase
Sailboat Vase
Sailboat Vase

Most of the time the subject matter is more important than the shape of a vase. This is one of those times when the shape is as or more important. This Gallé canoe shape (in French referred to as a crescent moon) is rare and beautiful. The sailboat subject matter, the color and the workmanship are all excellent. Signed in cameo on the side. 7¼" long x 3" wide x 5¼" tall. Mint condition.

Item #: 2511034
Price: N/A

Gallé (Galle), Water Lily Vase

Water Lily Vase
Water Lily Vase
Water Lily Vase
Water Lily Vase

Sometimes the workmanship on a Gallé vase is exceptional, as is this example with water lilies. The color is strong, the detail is excellent and the acid-etching is deep. It's exactly what you're looking for in a superior Gallé example.  Nice big size at 11½" tall. Signed in cameo near the bottom. Mint condition.

Item #: 2505022
Price: N/A

Gallé (Galle), Abutilon Red Floral Vase

Abutilon Red Floral Vase
Abutilon Red Floral Vase
Abutilon Red Floral Vase

Beautifully decorated with abutilon flowers, buds and leaves (thanks to Stanley Fong for help in identifying the flower). The flowers are big and beautiful with finely detailed work and impressive red and yellow colors. The technique is multiple acid etchings, followed by wheel-polishing of the flowers and leaves. This is a superior vase and at 14½", it's even more impressive. Signed. Mint condition.

Item #: 1909005
Sold for $7,250

Gallé (Galle), Anemone Floral Vase

Anemone Floral Vase
Anemone Floral Vase
Anemone Floral Vase

This is a color combination that I've never owned before. The anemone flowers are yellow-orange with green-brown centers. The leaves are green-brown, but edged with yellow-orange because of the additional layer of glass. The background is a most unusual green, a real rarity in Gallé vases. Just an outstanding vase for the best collections. 9¾" tall. Signed. Mint condition.

Item #: 2003021
Sold for $5,500

Gallé (Galle), Banjo Vase

Banjo Vase
Banjo Vase
Banjo Vase
Banjo Vase

The banjo shape is one of Gallé's most popular. I know of several collectors around the world who collect this shape and have 70-100 each in their collections. This example is different, as it's oversized. Most banjo vases are 7". This one is 10¼", so it's rarer. Roses are great subject matter and these roses have wonderful color against a strong yellow background. It's a really special example. Signed in cameo on the side. Mint condition.

Item #: 2511030
Sold for $4,450 in 2016

Gallé (Galle), Banjo Vase

Banjo Vase
Banjo Vase
Banjo Vase

Couple this banjo vase with a scene and you've got a desirable item.  Add a really good price and this vase should sell quickly.  7" tall.  Signed.  Mint condition.

Item #: 2002034
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Gallé (Galle), Banjo Vase

Banjo Vase

I've owned hundreds of banjo vases but none that can compete with this one for beauty, color and exquisite detail. I was lucky to get it. Signed. Mint condition.

Item #: 51115
Sold for $2,750

Gallé (Galle), Banjo Vase

Banjo Vase

This is a really special example of a banjo because of the killer colors. Most banjo vases have ordinary color but this is tan on strong pink on a great blue background. The color is a 10! The detail and cutting are excellent. The signature is acid-etched on the side "*Gallé", which dates it to the 1905 to 1914 time period. 6½" tall. Mint condition.

Item #: 50938
Sold for $1,450

Gallé (Galle), Banjo Vase

Banjo Vase

Very nice work and decoration of oak leaves and acorns in a banjo vase. Signed. Perfect condition.

Item #: 50635
Sold for $1,650

Gallé (Galle), Banjo Vase

Banjo Vase

Pretty banjo vase with lavender hydrangea flowers. Salmon colored background on left side. 6½" tall. Signed. Perfect condition.

Item #: 11214
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Gallé (Galle), Banjo Vase

Banjo Vase

Very fine example of a banjo vase with oak leaf and acorn decoration. Pretty salmon color in the neck and base. 6½" tall. Perfect condition.

Item #: 65535
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Gallé (Galle), Banjo Vase

Banjo Vase
Banjo Vase
Banjo Vase

Fine example of a banjo vase. Nice strong color. Signed. Mint condition.

Item #: 60653
Sold for $1,250

Gallé (Galle), Banjo Vase

Banjo Vase

Very desirable scenic with blue mountains. Excellent detail. 7¼" tall. Signed. Perfect condition.

Item #: 65535
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Gallé (Galle), Banjo Vase

Banjo Vase
Banjo Vase
Banjo Vase

Good quality vase in a classic banjo shape. Signed. Mint condition.

Item #: 60801
Sold for $1,250

Gallé (Galle), Banjo Vase

Banjo Vase
Banjo Vase
Banjo Vase

The banjo shape in Gallé is one of the most desirable. This is a pretty example. 5" tall. Signed. Mint condition.

Item #: 65535
Sold for $1,250

Gallé (Galle), Banjo Vase

Banjo Vase
Banjo Vase
Banjo Vase

Fine quality banjo scenic vase with excellent details in the trees due to an extra acid cutting. The nice pale green background is unusual. 6¾". Signed. Excellent condition with some slight grinding on the foot rim in the front and back, original to the making. In other words, this was done at the factory to eliminate some flaws that were seen. It is only mentioned for complete accuracy and does not affect the value or desirability of the vase.

Item #: 70452
Sold for $1,850

Gallé (Galle), Banjo Vase

Banjo Vase

Good quality on a classic Gallé shape. Acid-etched with wheel-polished flowers and leaves. 5". Signed. Mint condition. Reasonably priced.

Item #: 1906051
Sold for $1,150

Gallé (Galle), Banjo Vase

Banjo Vase

Attractive green and lavender hydrangea blossoms on a shaded peach background. 6½". Signed "*Gallé". Mint condition.

Item #: 2003024
Sold for $1,150

Gallé (Galle), Banjo Vase

Banjo Vase

Colorful pink-red berries on frosted to deep peach shaded background. Wheel-polishing to the leaves and berries gives them a sheen, on a matte background. 6½". Signed. Mint condition.

Item #: 2003026
Sold for $1,250

Gallé (Galle), Banjo Vase

Banjo Vase
Banjo Vase
Banjo Vase

The banjo shape is one of the most appealing in Gallé vases. Some collectors buy only this shape. This example is an early one, with strong color and crisp, careful detail. It's definitely one of the nicest banjo vases I've had for sale in quite some time. Signed. Mint condition.

Item #: 2009018
Sold for $1,950

Gallé (Galle), Banjo Vase

Banjo Vase

Gallé made many banjo vases. They were very popular when they were new and they still are. The goal is find quality examples. This one fits the bill. The cutting and detail are fine, the color is rich, and the flowers are wheel-polished. It's a superior example. 7" tall.

Item #: 2206015
Sold for $1,500

Gallé (Galle), Banjo Vase

Banjo Vase
Banjo Vase
Banjo Vase

Good quality vase in a classic banjo shape. The workmanship is careful with acid-etching followed by wheel-polishing. This gives the leaves and flowers a sheen, while the background remains matte. Priced for quick sale. 7" tall. Signed. Mint condition.

Item #: 2005034
Sold for $1,475

Gallé (Galle), Banjo Vase

Banjo Vase
Banjo Vase
Banjo Vase

Very attractive banjo vase with lavender hydrangea flowers on a peach background. 7" tall. Signed. Mint condition. Priced to sell.

Item #: 1906051
Sold for $1,475

Gallé (Galle), Banjo Vase

Banjo Vase
Banjo Vase
Banjo Vase

This model banjo vase, with hydrangea flowers, doesn't usually have a nice shaded background. That's why it's a cut above other similar ones. Priced to sell quickly. 7" tall. Signed. Mint condition.

Item #: 2103013
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Gallé (Galle), Beetle Vase

Beetle Vase
Beetle Vase
Beetle Vase

Very rare subject matter of a beetle and oak leaves on this wonderful vase. Rich earth-tone colors. Acid-etched, followed by wheel-polishing. 5" tall x 6¼" diameter. Very fancy signature. Mint condition.

Item #: 2006001
Sold for $4,300

Gallé (Galle), Bird Vase

Bird Vase
Bird Vase
Bird Vase

This is an earlier period vase as evidenced by the high attention to detail. The workmanship on this vase is especially fine with precise acid-etching and careful wheel-polishing. The result is a top quality vase with rare subject matter of two cranes, in the Japanese manner, flying over a rural city. 13½". Signed. Mint condition.

Item #: 70914
Sold for $5,250

Gallé (Galle), Black-Eyed Susan Vase

Black-Eyed Susan Vase
Black-Eyed Susan Vase
Black-Eyed Susan Vase

Quality really does vary for Gallé vases, from extraordinary to ordinary. It's easy to see the quality in this vase. The flowers have great color, the detail is superb, the shape is wonderful, the size is perfect (12½"). The technique was first acid-etching, followed by wheel-polishing, so the flowers have a semi-gloss sheen, while the background is matte. Additionally, the flowers are "window-pane", meaning there is a white window behind each flower, making the color true, and not mixed with the yellow background. Signed. Mint condition.

Item #: 2009021
Sold for $5,500

Gallé (Galle), Black-Eyed-Susan Vase

Black-Eyed-Susan Vase
Black-Eyed-Susan Vase
Black-Eyed-Susan Vase

Galle didn't produce many blue floral vases, so they're more uncommon than other colors.  This example has exceptional color, especially because the flowers are windowpane technique (no color behind the flowers).  The shape is very graceful and the size is substantial, at 12½".  Signed.  Mint condition.

Item #: 2209022
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Gallé (Galle), Black-Eyed-Susan Vase

Black-Eyed-Susan Vase
Black-Eyed-Susan Vase
Black-Eyed-Susan Vase

This is a striking vase with beautiful blue marguerite flowers.  The technique is acid-etching accompanied by window-pane which makes the flowers clearly blue except near the edges, where the yellow glass mixes with the blue to show green.  The frosted background is perfect to give the flowers excellent contrast.  Nice size at 9½".  Signed.  Mint condition.

Item #: 1901111
Sold for $6,250

Gallé (Galle), Black-Eyed-Susan Vase

Black-Eyed-Susan Vase
Black-Eyed-Susan Vase
Black-Eyed-Susan Vase

This is just a gorgeous vase with superior color.  The daisy-like flowers are blue with lavender highlights against a yellow ground.  Windowpane technique was used to keep the flowers blue, otherwise the yellow background of the flowers would mix with the blue of the flowers making them appear green.  The color is deep purple at the base, where there is very little acid-etching.  To finish the vase, the flowers and leaves were wheel-polished to give them a semi-gloss finish, against a matte finish for the

Item #: 1909004
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Gallé (Galle), Bleeding Hearts Vase

Bleeding Hearts Vase
Bleeding Hearts Vase
Bleeding Hearts Vase
Bleeding Hearts Vase

This is a lovely example of a Gallé bleeding hearts vase with beautiful red flowers on an amber background. Pretty shape, flattened and footed.  6" tall. Signed. Mint condition.

Item #: 2304004
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Gallé (Galle), Bleeding Hearts Vase

Bleeding Hearts Vase
Bleeding Hearts Vase
Bleeding Hearts Vase
Bleeding Hearts Vase

Bleeding hearts are lovely flowers that bloom early and prefer cool weather.  Gallé vases with this flower are usually very pretty and this example is no exception. The colors, workmanship and shape are especially nice.  The vase is flattened and has an added foot, both of which add to its desirability.  Good size at 8¾".  Signed. Mint condition.

Item #: 2210041
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Gallé (Galle), Bleeding Hearts Vase

Bleeding Hearts Vase

Fine Gallé workmanship including superb detail and wheel-polished flowers and leaves. Lovely shading in the background with excellent contrast. 10". Signed. Mint condition.

Item #: 60805
Sold for $3,950

Gallé (Galle), Blownout Crocus Vase

Blownout <Em>Crocus</em>  Vase
Blownout <Em>Crocus</em>  Vase
Blownout <Em>Crocus</em>  Vase

All Gallé blownout vases are good and this example excellent Crocus vase. The colors are lovely blues and purples on a lemon yellow background. Beautiful color, condition and shape. 8" tall. Signed. Mint condition.

Item #: 2411034
Sold for $8,500 in 2015