Posted 6 years ago
While I collect primarily Bohemian glass, I have lately also been drawn towards the work of the French maker Legras, due to their beautiful floral enamel work. This emerald green vase is 10" tall, and features chrysanthemums in raised enamel with Legras's distinctive very fine enamel work on the stems and leaves. The base of the vase has a smoothly ground pontil, and is marked in white with what is either a '4' or an 'H'.
I was happy to find this vase shown in the 1899 Legras et Cie catalog on the last fold-out page, in color. The catalog description says:
verre vert foncé
Décor émail, fleurs chrysenthèmes
75 cent. 1.75
Translated: N° 918 Japanese Vase, dark green glass, enamel decor with chrysanthemums, 75 c price: 1.75