Emile Gallé, 1846 – 1904, is considered a driving force behind the Art Nouveau movement and one of the most outstanding glass artists of his time. His naturalistic designs and innovative techniques greatly contributed to the development of the art of glassmaking and to the Art Nouveau Style.
In the world of collectables, art and antiques, provenance refers to an object’s history. This can include its exhibition in leading museums and galleries, as well as who owned the object, when and where. Today we are taking a look at the effect of the latter.
Even in this very modern world, antique collecting is very much alive and well. People still want a piece of history or a sentimental find that contributes much to their homes, whether they choose to build a collection of one artist’s work, or prefer a certain style.
Born in Aÿ-en-Champagne in the Marne region of France on 6th April 1860, René Lalique began his career as a designer of fine jewellery before later turning his hand to glass making and going on to become one of the most famous glass designers of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods. He died in 1945, at the age of 85.