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Trefoil vase

Emile Gallé

Artwork Details

Trefoil vase
circa 1890-1895
Emile Gallé
glass
5 1/4 in x 5 9/16 in (13.34 cm x 14.13 cm)
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1955/1.156

On Display

Not currently on display

Description

Subject Matter:

Émile Gallé, influenced by the Art Nouveau movement—characterized by organic forms and motifs derived from nature—used a technique of glass making which featured heavy, usually opaque glass that he etched or carved with plant motifs.

Physical Description:

Vessel with trefoil, or three-lobed, shape of transparent blue glass with an intricate plant-motif decoration and gold accents.

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