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Posted 2 years ago

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inky
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It was the luscious colour and the great shape that attracted me to this beautiful vase. The size came as complete surprise it's 22.5cm - nearly 9 inches tall, it certainly has presence amongst my other pieces of glass.

I also didn't know it was a 1899 Legas Soleil, but with heaps of researching I found it, and was I thrilled to bits.

Hope you enjoy looking at as much as I do, and thank you for looking...:-)

"Auguste Legras became director of the glassworks at Saint-Denis (near Paris) in 1864. Both his artistic and commercial talents quickly brought the company a lot of fame and the Verreries de Saint-Denis grew to a number of 1500 employees at the end of the 19th century, after it had acquired two other glassworks at Pantin and Aubervilliers.

The Saint-Denis glassworks specialized in highly decorated vases, both multi-layered cameo vases as enamelled vases with painted floral images. The quality of his products, but also the large number and variety of his designs made Legras' company the most important producer of glass art items in France, at least until the start of World War I in 1914.

In 1909 Auguste's son, Charles Legras, took over his father's position as company director. He continued production at the same artistic level as his father but didn't really innovate the company's techniques and designs.

Legras joined forces with Pantin glassworks in 1919 to become Verreries et Cristalleries de St Denis et Pantin Reunies. From this moment on the style of Legras' products shifted in line with the new art deco movement. Auguste Heiligenstein became artistic producer in 1926 and most of the art deco designs of Legras were made by him".

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  1. Justanovice Justanovice, 2 years ago
    Wow! What a beaut!!
  2. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Thank you Justanovice it really is, and I was very very! pleased when I unwrapped it...:-)
  3. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Many thanks BELLIN68 I think so too! was very happy when it arrived, they never look as good on the photos...thank goodness..lol....;-)
  4. czechman czechman, 2 years ago
    GORGEOUSNESS!!
  5. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Isn't it just czechman!...:-)
  6. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    stunning!! XO
  7. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Manikin for the love and stopping to comment!..:-) &

    Thank you mustangtony ~ Londonloetzlearner and vetraio50 for the loves!...:-)

  8. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Many thanks walksoftly...:-)
  9. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Inky, you have a good eye! What a beauty this is! This is one of those happy cases where the form and the technique enhance one another beautifully, and the form doesn't get lost in the spatter. Wonderful!
  10. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    I remember my legras vase which I treasured, so I know the feeling you have !~
  11. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Thank you so much miKKoChristmas11 for your kind words and I so! agree with you, spatter glass is new to me and this piece had it all!...:-)
  12. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Thank you Phil...I have learnt so much about glass before CW, names I never heard about and Legras is only one of them, I would never have known when I found this whopping! beauty what it was, so have lots to be grateful for!....:-)
  13. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Thank you for the love ozmarty.....;-)
  14. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Many thanks JayHow....:-)
  15. Shawnl86 Shawnl86, 2 years ago
    Well that is some Cheerful Colors right there!
  16. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Thank you Shawnl86 totally agree it's what drew me when I first spotted it!...:-)
  17. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Many thanks kulektor....:-)
  18. inky inky, 1 year ago
    Many thanks l.a.lady...:-)
  19. Budek Budek, 1 year ago
    What a gorgeous thing! Looks like a giant peppermint candy, I love it!
  20. inky inky, 1 year ago
    Hi! Budek thak you and you are right it does look like something you would want to suck on, luscious colours aren't they?
  21. RhondaCorvallis RhondaCorvallis, 1 year ago
    Inky, amazing piece ! Wonderful glass collection....I'm so following you!
  22. inky inky, 1 year ago
    Hello RhondaCorvallis thank you for the wonderful complement, this vase is especially nice, the size and colours are great!!...I do love my glass!...:-)
  23. inky inky, 1 year ago
    Many thanks epson233 and charcoal... sorry for the late acknowledgement!...:-)
  24. Tlynnie1942 Tlynnie1942, 1 year ago
    I just love these colors together, and beautiful form. Really nice inky!
  25. AnneLanders AnneLanders, 11 days ago
    this is a pretty little one and thought I'd re-introduce it for newbies like me to admire...
  26. inky inky, 11 days ago
    Thank you Anne...:-)
  27. antiquerose antiquerose, 11 days ago
    S ~ T ~ U ~ N ~ N ~ I ~ N ~ G !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  28. inky inky, 11 days ago
    Many thanks antiquerose!....:-)
  29. nutsabotas6, 11 days ago
    GORGEOUS!!!

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