A rare and very important Emile Galle' vase in the Faience form. The vase is signed " Em Galle' Fayencerie Nancy". The earthenware vase features a Joan of Arc figure and is dated 1429. The theme appears to be a mockery of the French government during the 100 Year's War. Circa 1890's.
Gallé was the son of a faience and furniture manufacturer and studied philosophy, botany, and drawing in his youth. In 1877, he assumed his father’s role as director of the Maison Galfé-Reinemer where he followed is his father's steps with the Faience style. His career took off after his work received praise at the Paris Exhibition of 1878.
The piece stands at 7 inches tall and 6 inches at it's widest point. It is in excellent condition.