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Emile Gallé

Emile Gallé (1846-1904) is french artist in glass, ceramics and wood. He was born in the city of Nancy in north-eastern France and considered the leader of the Art Nouveau craft revolution who believed in the fusion of art and industry. In 1889 and 1900 he won the prestigious “Grand Prix” at the Paris World Exposition. Gallé’s lifelong love of music and poetry, as well as his knowledge and passion for botany influenced the pieces he created and introduced to the world, taking decorative art to the level of great art.
Emile Gallé, Cup “Rose de France”

Daum Brothers
The Daum brothers Auguste (1853-1909) and the younger Antonin (1864-1930) ran a glassworks factory in Nancy and with the collaboration of many artists, created pieces of beautifully, delicate glasswork. Together with Emile Gallé, they became known as leading artists of the Nancy school of Art Nouveau.

Daum Frères, Vase with Long Neck, Water Lily

René Lalique
René Lalique (1860-1945) worked as a glass artist from 1910’s and his sophisticated designs in clear glass were critically acclaimed, establishing him as the master artist at the center of the Art Deco movement of the 1920s.
René Lalique, Vase NADICA

Pâtes de Verre Collection
Pâtes de Verre is a form of kiln cast glass, where colored glass is crushed and fired in molds.Its roots trace back to ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia and it was revived in France from the late 19th century to the early 20th century. Many of the secrets to mixing the materials and firing the glass have been lost over time.
Rare by worldwide standards, the collection contains masterpieces of the artists like Walter, Argy-Rousseau, Décorchemont, Dammouse and Despret who attempted this difficult technique.

Albert-Louis Dammouse, Vase with Flowers
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