C1875 Large Rare Emile Gallé Faience Pottery French Dog Chien Galle Not Cat Chat For Sale
ONYN Store Very Special sale!
This unique sale is for the very special Emile Galle faience pottery dog displayed within my detailed photos below.
The Musée de l'École de Nancy have confirmed to me that the Dog was produced by Emile Gallé circa 1875 - 1879. They have a similar model in their collection... Here is a link to a blog article (nothing to do with me) about the Musée de l'École de Nancy which shows a photo of their dog.
Over the years I have had five Emile Gallé faience Cats in my collection (and loved every single one of them), however this is the first dog I have had the honour of owning. This dog is much larger than the cats and for that matter is quite a bit larger than the standard model Emile Gallé dog that pops up on the market from time to time (6.5cm to be precise)... In short, this beauty is probably the largest fiance animal Emile Gallé ever made and is rarer than hens teeth! - Having spoken at length with other dealers including specialists at the top sale houses (including Christie's, London) no one has ever seen another example of this model being offered.
Apart from the very similar example of this dog in the Musée de l'École de Nancy there is only one other model I know of pictured in the German book on page 33 of "Emile Gallé Keramik, Glas und Moebel des Art Nouveau" the First Book (of a set of two) by Bernd Hakenjos, published by Hirmer. Please see my last two photos. - NOTE: Although the version in the book appears mirrored, my guess is that the photo in the book has been reversed for some reason and in fact the actual faience dog in the photo is the same orientation as the one being saleed here. - This happens a lot in publishing...
If you have any questions regarding this sale please do not hesitate to ask. I aim to reply to all messages within 24 hours.
Condition is near perfect with no repairs (see my condition report), pretty good for some 135 years of existence. This dog is very large at 37cm tall and has a wonderful presence! - The winner of this sale will be absolutely delighted, I am 100% sure; this is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Collection from myself in London is available (recommended) or I am happy to triple box with LOTS of padding and send worldwide. Over the years I have sent thousands of very fragile parcels around the world, so you can rest assured this delicate dog will arrive safely at its new home.
– All the best & good luck!
On 14-May-13 at 00:31:41 BST, seller added the following information:Thanks to the er who sent me the following Emile Gallé, Christie's, Paris sale link from earlier this Gallé dog sold through Christie's (Lot 765 / Sale 3501) is a smaller, more common model to the example
I am saleing here on , however there are many interesting similarities in decoration.
On 14-May-13 at 23:22:54 BST, seller added the following information:
Another thank you, to another er who sent me the following blog article which contains a better
photo taken inside the Musée de l'École de Nancy of their Emile Gallé dog. This article is rather long,
the photo is about half way down the page which contains lots of photos taken within the museum.
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