Auctions → Ancient art, modern art and jewelry and clocks September 2015 → September 2015 → Emile Gallé: Sitting cat 'La Signorina Colombina
Nancy. The model around 1884. Red earthenware with white tin glaze, painted with brownblack patchwork. Pink necklace with lettering and medaillon with a bully as harlequin. Glued-in glass eyes. On her right hindfoot sign. in brown 'Gallé Nancy'. Rest., small chips. H. 34 cm. - The models of the sitting cats were created after models by the ceramic animal sculpture in Eastern Asia. They were arranged in pairs and were thought of as humorous decoration in the contemporary salons. - Literature: Comp.: B. Hakenjos, Emile Gallé, München 2012, v. I, p. 58f. u. v. II, cat.no. 61-63. - One of the most famous glass artists of the French Art Nouveau. Many designs of ceramic, glass and furniture in the style of historicism and art nouveau. Studied in Weimar and Meisenthal, staied in London and Paris, the first successes at the World Exhibition in Paris in 1878. - Mus: represented in leading art museums in the world. - Lit: B. Hakenjos, Emile Gallé, München 2012.