Description Inspired by the Chinese glass he had seen during a trip to Berlin, Emile Gallé began to work with opaque colored glass in 1884. Within four years, he developed a technique of working with cased (layered) glass in which Art Nouveau or Japanese-inspired designs were etched through the outer layers with acid to create inexpensively a carved cameo effect. Most of Gallé's pieces were mass-produced at the glasshouse of Burgun and Schverer in the town of Meisenthal in eastern France. Production of his works continued there after his death until World War I.
- 3000 Years of Glass: Treasures from The Walters Art Gallery. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1982.
Provenance Mr. Edward F. Furman, Baltimore; Walters Art Museum, 1972, by gift.
Credit Gift of Edward F. Furman, 1972
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