Emile Galle Lamp, Glass with Relief Decoration
Emile Galle (1846-1904) was a French artist who worked in glass. His early work used clear glass decorated with enamel, but he evolved into a more original style using heavy, opaque glass carved or etched with plant motifs. Galle pioneered a form of naturalism, predominately floristic. His study of botany was the inspiration for his art that incorporated leaves, flowers, vines and fruits. In 1901, together with Victor Prouve, Louis Majorelle, Antonin Daum and Eugene Vallin, he founded an Art Nouveau movement known as Ecole de Nancy. Many Galle works are in the permanent collection of the Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy, The Metropolitan Museum of New York, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, The Emile Galle Museum of Japan, along with major museums throughout the world. Together with Louis Comfort Tiffany, he is considered one of the two most significant glass artists of the late 19th and early 20th century.
This lamp is in mint condition and measures 12" in height, 6" wide. It originally sold in New York City for $24,000 to a collector from Phoenix, Arizona. An heir of this collector consigned it to Cocopah North for sale.