Q: My mom has a Galle vase we’d like to know more about. We’ve never seen another one like it. I’m holding a light inside the vase so you can see the colors. Can you give us any information or value?
A: Emile Galle founded his factory in France in 1874. He made cameo glass, where parts of the top layer of glass were cut away to reveal a different colored glass underneath. The design on your vase is the sort of thing Galle did, the shape is a known Galle shape, and the signature looks authentic. Galle vases sell for over $1,000 to several thousand dollars depending on the size. It would have to be seen by an expert to get the value. If there is an auction house in your are, find out if they have free appraisal days and take the vase in for an evaluation.