Gallé (Galle), Kingfisher Vase
The kingfisher bird is very rare subject matter for Gallé. This example is on a special shape called a pilgrim vase. The two molten-applied handles add a nice touch and raise the level of sophistication. The color scheme is typically Gallé. You often see it used with the same lake and water lilies, but sometimes with dragonflies. It's beautiful. The vase is fully decorated all the way around. Acid-etched cameo signature on the side of the vase Gallé. Mint condition (but for accuracy I'm pointing out an internal air bubble in the water, shown in photo #4, original to the making). Impressive size at 11½" tall.