Very lovely French Art Nouveau cameo glass vase by Ėmile Gallé c1900. The vase is of shouldered baluster form with tapering cylindrical neck and everted rim. Design of woodland plants and flowers around its body. Design is in deep-amethyst over a pale blue-grey ground. Raised Gallé signature to body. The vase is 15.5 cm in height.

 

Gallé was the son of a faience and furniture manufacturer and studied philosophy, botany, and drawing in his youth. He learned glassmaking at Meisenthal and came to work at his father's factory in Nancy following the Franco-Prussian War. His