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Auction: Fine 20th Century Design
was auctioned on: 2 April 2008
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Emile Gallé (1846 - 1904)

Estimate: £100,000 - £150,000
ca. US$198,156 - US$297,234
Price realised:  £114,500
ca. US$226,888
Lot number 128, Views: 308

Emile Gallé (1846 - 1904) AN IMPORTANT MARQUETERIE-SUR-VERRE VASE PARLANT glass, carved and internally decorated, the pale aqua body carved with mountains, the lower half with internal marks to resemble ice, applied in marqueterie-sur-verre and carved with a single Edelweiss flower and two stars, the foot in clear glass with internal striations, carved to imitate a Chinese hardwood base, the top engraved 'Les pensées ne valent que selon le Silence d'où elles montent Elizabeth', the base engraved 'SOUVENIR D'UN EXPRIMABLE ATTACHEMENT HELÈNE BIBESCO' the body engraved 'Gallé' 28.5cm. high; 11¼in. circa 1900

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Sotheby's
Title: Fine 20th Century Design
Date of the auction: 2 Apr 2008
Address: Sotheby's