Gallé (Galle), Abutilon vase

Gallé (Galle), Abutilon vase

ITEM # 2511038

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.

Gallé (Galle), Black Eyed Susan vase

Gallé (Galle), Black Eyed Susan vase

ITEM # 2808002

I'm very fond of Gallé (Galle) vases with frosted backgrounds. They allow the colors of the flowers to show well and contrast beautifully with the background. I especially like this vase because the flowers are a rare shade of green that I haven't often seen on other Gallé (Galle) vases. I think it's stunning. The flowers appear to be Black Eyed Susan or Painted Daisy or something else in the Echinacea family.  The size is perfect for a cabinet at 9" tall. Signed Gallé (Galle) in cameo on the side of the vase. Mint condition.

Gallé (Galle), Blownout clematis vase

Gallé (Galle), Blownout clematis vase

ITEM # 2501011

Gallé (Galle) 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.

Gallé (Galle), Clematis vase

Gallé (Galle), Clematis vase

ITEM # 2605100

Clematis flowers are gorgeous in person and equally beautiful when depicted on Gallé (Galle) 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.

Gallé (Galle), Cyclamen vase

Gallé (Galle), Cyclamen vase

ITEM # 2406036

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 (Galle). The love the bulbous, squat shape. 4½" tall x 6½" diam. Signed. Mint condition.

Gallé (Galle), Fire-polished vase

Gallé (Galle), Fire-polished vase

ITEM # 2812044

Fire-polishing is a technique where a broad flame was used to heat and melt the surface of a vase. The process results in a shiny overall surface. It's a technique that Gallé (Galle) used infrequently, but with great success, as on this vase. The vase is decorated with bindweed flowers, on an elegant shape. They're the loveliest shade of cerulean blue, on a soft aqua-colored background. The pastel colors work perfectly together. The size is a nice and big at 15½" tall. The very fancy signature, Gallé (Galle), is found in the background toward the bottom. Mint condition.

Gallé (Galle), Monumental red phlox vase

Gallé (Galle), Monumental red phlox vase

ITEM # 2612018

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 (Galle) vase. Cameo signature on the side "Gallé (Galle)". Mint condition.

Gallé (Galle), Oak leaves & beetle vase

Gallé (Galle), Oak leaves & beetle vase

ITEM # 2806003

Gallé (Galle) didn't put many insects on vases. They're quintessentially Art Nouveau, so they add interest, rarity and value when they're present. This beautiful example has a big beetle among colorful oak leaves. The shading in the leaves goes from dark charcoal to stunning cerulean blue, all against a shaded salmon-colored background. The workmanship is outstanding, including wheel-polishing after the acid-etching, which results in a shine to the raised areas only. Fancy oriental Gallé (Galle) signature in the background. 5½" tall x 5¼" diameter. Mint condition.

Gallé (Galle), Red Geranium vase

Gallé (Galle), Red Geranium vase

ITEM # 2601018

This Gallé (Galle) 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 red geraniums. (Thanks to Johny Coninx for the flower identification.) 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.