Designer Unknown Designer
Manufacturer Établissements Gallé
Not on view
Émile Gallé, the famed Art Nouveau glassmaker, died in 1904, and his widow kept his glassworks open until the outbreak of World War I, in 1914. In 1919 Gallé’s son-in-law Paul Perdrizet re-opened the business, running it until 1936. The company (then known as Établissements Gallé) specialized in acid-etched cameo glass such as this example. A series of animal-motif vessels, including designs with polar bears, was introduced at Gallé’s display at the 1925 Paris exposition.