Lot n° 166
25000 - 40000
Result without fees
: 30 500EUR
Polar bear vase. Opaque... - Lot 166 - Rossini
Polar bear vase. Opaque creamy-white multilayer glass print on a transparent frosted white and blue background. Polar bear decoration engraved in acid cameo and taken up with the wheel.
Height: 36 cm
History: made by the Gallé company from 1925 onwards, the Polar Bear vase has an Art Deco aesthetic, quite different from the naturalist fathers of Émile Gallé, but made in the tradition of the techniques developed by the master glassmaker with an acid etching on multiple layers of glass. It is a much sought-after piece for this new aesthetic which was so popular in the mid 1920s and which will be used on Louis Midavaine's lacquered screens.
Bibliography: Alastair Duncan & Georges de Bartha, Glass by Gallé, ed. Thames
and Hudson, London, 1984, p. 201, n. 306 for a similar model.
Victor Arwas, Glass Art Nouveau to Art Deco, Academy Editions, London,
1987, p. 141 for a similar model.
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