Greyhound from Italy in glazed earthenware painted under beige glaze and blue collar with a medallion
Handwritten signature in manganese violet on the back leg: Gallé Nancy
Between 1871 and 1876
Height : 45cm
This exceptional piece is the work of Charles Gallé, the father of the great glassmaker Emile Gallé. This signature is that of Charles Gallé, between 1871 and 1876, responsible for the Maison Gallé-Reinemer. Charles Gallé does not see the need to add his first name to his surname. Only one Gallé is then known. For Charles Gallé, the place of conception of the work, ie Nancy, takes precedence over the place of realization, Meisenthal. (Excerpt from “Master of New Art” by François Le Tacon, published by Nué Bleu, 2004).
The counterpart of this piece was exhibited at the “Keramick von Emile Gallé” exhibition at the Hejtens Museum in Düsseldorf in 1982 under number 214.