Stunning Tall 44cm Galle Azalée Cameo Glass Vase, Star Mark, 17+in For Sale
Offering this stunning Gallé azalée cameo glass vase standing a full 44 cm (about 17-1/2") tall. The ground body is a thick frosted glass internally suffused with coloring hints of palest yellow-peach. The cameo overlay is in muted daylily orange. The motif is of hypnotic azaleas, the flowers which traditionally implore a loved one to “take care of yourself, for me”. The exquisite representation of nature captured eternally in beautiful glassware was mastered by Émile Gallé like no other prior to his emergence as an artisan in Nancy, France and by none since. This beautiful vase reverently carries his Star “signature” mark, which was added by Gallé’s widow at his death and used with few exceptions only for two years, between 1904 and 1906, giving us a firm production time just after the turn of the prior century. This vase is a perfect representation of Art Nouveau’s harmonization of nature in design. There is no bad angle to showcase this work. I love the weight and smoothness of this glass. It’s tactile. It feels “cool” to the touch. True art is an experience, and this vase well represents that.
Condition: those who have purchased from me in the past know what a stickler I am for details and I will always be ruthless in pointing out flaws in the items I offer for sale. This 110-year old vase has survived quite well with only minimal flaws, which I have done my best to show in the last two photos. There is some minimal scuffing which can be seen on one of the flowers in the overlay. There is no roughness or to either the mouth of the vase or to the edge of the round foot. There is very minor scuffing to the base, which has a smoothed pontil. I have photographed the base and this wear is less than normal expectations but mentioned for accuracy. On the foot there are a couple of indent lines which formed during the glass-making process, these are shown in the photo that also includes the Gallé mark. I do NOT consider these to be flaws. They are completely smooth to the touch and it is obvious they have been there for the life of the vase. Shown in the last photo, barely visible, is a 1 cm long line that I can fit the tip of my pinky nail in, and this IS post-production. I almost missed this, and have photographed it in the “worst” possible lighting and angle so that it can stand out a bit. Otherwise, it is completely invisible.
I am happy to answer additional questions or take additional photos if you require.This precious piece will be securely bubble wrapped and packed with plenty of peanuts and cushioning. Insurance is included, but the goal is always to deliver in the same condition that it left my hands and to pack accordingly. My record is outstanding, two broken pieces in fourteen years of selling.I sell whatever I take a fancy to, whether it be unique or mundane, but antique glassware is my favorite and what I personally collect.BUY FROM A TRUSTED SELLER SINCE 1999!Payments: I ONLY accept PAYPAL. Payment must be received within 3 DAYS of sale End. If you need longer, you must contact me. Otherwise I am forced to re-list the item and put in a non-paid item strike.Return Policy: I pride myself on highly accurate descriptions and try to point out and photograph where possible even the smallest defects. My response often contains praise like "better than described". If for some reason you are unsatisfied with your purchase, please contact me within within 7 days I accept ALL returns if the item has been misrepresented or if you find a defect in your item that was not mentioned in the listing. I refund the cost of the item as well as original shipping charges. I DO NOT REFUND RETURN SHIPPING. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: I offer shipping to most countries. I charge only my cost with no markup on postage. Please contact me for any additional information on any item that you are interested in. * Import duties, taxes and any other charges are responsibility of the buyer. I do NOT list items as "gifts". ***ITEMS SHIPPED OUT OF THE COUNTRY ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.ALL ITEMS FROM A SMOKE FREE, PET FRIENDLY HOME! :-)