Design for a Bronze Mounted Vase

Émile Galléca. 1890

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Design for a symmetrical vase, sitting on a raised foot, flaring out from the bottom, narrowing at the neck, topped with a lipped rim. Its ornamentation comprises an asymmetrical composition with three vine-like tendrils rising from the base of the vase, and terminating in lush leaves. One is short; two longer vines rise up the side of the vase, the largest of which leans over the top of the bowl.

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  • Title: Design for a Bronze Mounted Vase
  • Creator: Emile Gallé
  • Date Created: ca. 1890
  • Paper Support: Paper
  • Markings: Stamp: ATELIER EMILE GALLE/SOTHEBY MONACO/24.10.1982
  • Exhibitions: New York, NY - CHNDM, "Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008", March 7 - July 6, 2008.
  • Dimensions: 60.3 x 44.8 x 2.5 cm (23 3/4 x 17 5/8 x 1 in.)
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Museum purchase from McNiel Fund
  • Medium: Graphite on wove paper