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Emile Gallé’s glasswork form of an elaborate footed cup shaped as a dragon – estimated at €200,000-300,000 at Gros & Delettrez. Image copyright Gros & Delettrez/Drouot.

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The 11½in (29cm) high piece in the form of an elaborate footed cup shaped as a dragon is made from blown and moulded glass with enamelled faience elements.

It is monogrammed EG with the Cross of Lorraine and has the artist’s signature Emile Gallé Exp 1900, indicating that it was created as a special piece to be shown at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in that year.

Estimate €200,000-300,000.

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