La Cigale (Cicada)

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Object Name: 
La Cigale (Cicada)
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Overall H: 33.3 cm, W: 14.3 cm
On Display
Primary Description: 
Amber tinted glass with red tinted inclusions, pink enameling and gilding; mold-blown, enameled, and gilded. Irregular tapering cylindrical form with one flat side and one half of one other side also flat; flat polished and beveled rim; blotchy pattern of red inclusions runs vertically from base to rim on completely flat side and side with molded cicada; abstract curvilinear pink enamel and gilt decoration encircles vessel in narrow bands below rim and above base, stopping short of covering the molded cicada wings; giant molded cicada, raised above vessel surface, has wings extended diagonally from base to rim; base in stepped-in foot; signed near tail of cicada "E/I/G" in block letters and on base "E. Galle/Nancy" in script; signature in base from mold.
Brugnot, Jean-Claude, Source
Emīru gare no garasu: ketteiban; エミール・ガレのガラス : 決定版 / 山根郁信編 (2019) illustrated, p. 18;
Emile Galle (2013) illustrated, p. 67, #123;
The Glass Arts of Emile Galle (Emiru Gare no garasu) (1985) illustrated, #41; BIB# 32767
Recent Important Acquisitions, 25 (1983) illustrated, p. 268, #35; BIB# AI98084