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Galle vase in Peking glass style
Found this today staring at me amid the various unremarkable items. To confirm, this is a genuine Emile Galle vase, is it not? Almost can’t believe it. Thanks, Todd
take it with a grain of salt
Wow... yes it looks very much like a Galle vase. Fantastic find!!!!
dear todd you migth look into this... http://www.galleartglass.com/authentic-galle-vases/
2021 is proving to be a great year for you. The link below links the different Gallle signatures to dates. You may be able to date your find from it.
Thanks guys! Wow, many articles on Galle. I have some work to do. I was able to figure out that it depicts trumpet flowers. Have not come up with a date from Michael’s article, but lots of useful information therein. Am pretty sure its real, not too worried about that anymore after viewing some fakes made in the 1990s. Still need to clean the interior. The previous owner was using it for flowers, and for quite a long time apparently. Hope it cleans out well.
Michael, Yes, I’ve found better things in the last few months than in the few years before that combined. 😋 I will keep at it.
take it with a grain of salt
Watership, be very careful with purchasing Galle. For every one authentic item there are hundreds of fakes.
I purchased this vase as a designer piece, knowing it’s a fake, it only cost me $40(Can.) here is what a fake looks like
Notice the flat ground mouth, should have a round grind mouth.
and the bottom
notice how uniform the base looks.
the vase feels a bit clunky and heavy, and the edges of the design are not crisp and clean.
By the way it still looks good with the sun shining behind it.
Hummmm, the images did not post. Working on it.
Todd, it looks very fine and I'm happy it spoke to you amongst the dross. Sharon
Ok, thanks for the information. I did a comparison using Martin’s link. I am no expert, but am very confident its genuine. It compares to Sotheby’s and Christies pieces very well. The 1990s Romanian items are quite different. To me, they look modern, which is what they are. There are lots of fakes, but I don’t think there are any really good ones (could be mistaken). The top rim is rounded, but the best evidence is the quality. If you could see it in person, I think you would agree. And its not even clean yet! 😋
take it with a grain of salt
I've never heard of Emile Galle before, but I really love your vase. It's absolutely beautiful.
I love Art Nouveau design too. They are just gorgeous!
@watership dear todd the Fake are easy to identify ,yours looks good as far as i can tell from the fotos.
Todd, just like holding Asian antiques, it just feels right in the hand. Great to see you found a real one.
Thank you John, Xin, Martin, Ron, Stuart!
Yes, this one felt good from the start. I think I muttered some exclamations upon picking it up, but I think I kept my voice low, aware that I don’t want to alert the shop in that way before I actually have gotten it in my possession. 😀
take it with a grain of salt
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