Vase with Birds and Sea Anemones

Object Name: 
Vase with Birds and Sea Anemones

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Object Name: 
Vase with Birds and Sea Anemones
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
75.3.34
Dimensions: 
H: 15.1 cm, D: 13.1 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1895-1900
Web Description: 
This “frost-covered” vase parlant (“speaking” vase) is a meditation on winter. The vase is inscribed "Janvier, La gelée aux ciel bleu tend un voile d’argent, Les aiguilles des pins s’affinent à la bise. Nous, laissant les saisons nous bercer à leur guise, fixons l’heure mobile et son reflet changeant!" EG (January, The frost spreads a veil of silver over the blue sky, The pine needles are sharpened at its kiss. Leaving the seasons to lull us as they please, we fix on the shifting time and its changing reflection! EG) It is signed: "Gallé fecit"
Department: 
Provenance: 
Museum of Modern Art, Source
1975-03-25
Category: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
Janvier, La gelée aux ciel bleu tend un voile d’argent, Les aiguilles des pins s’affinent à la bise. Nous, laissant les saisons nous bercer à leur guise, fixons l’heure mobile et son reflet changeant! EG
Inscription
French
Gallé fecit
signature
Primary Description: 
Colorless and deep amber glass; blown, cased, engraved.
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. 64;