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Large Enameled Legras Saint-Denis Vase with Anemones in 'Violetinne' Glass

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French Art Glass206 of 446Legras St-Denis Gilt Rococo Revival VaseMonot & Stumpf
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    Posted 7 years ago

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    When I first saw this vase, Legras was the very first thing to enter my mind. But, at that point I also didn't really care who made it - I just knew that I loved it! (Thanks so much to a sharp-eyed friend for showing this one to me!) Once I had purchased it, I began to do some research into who made it. And Legras did come up as a definite possibility, but so did Moser. Quite a few very similar vases (two almost identical) surfaced on the internet as being attributed to Moser, so I began to doubt my first instincts. However, one thing I have started to learn with glass, at least for myself, is that I should rely on my first instincts a bit more! :) Quite a bit of the lovely enamel work of Legras Saint-Denis has has been incorrectly attributed to other houses, especially Moser. But I have pdfs of three Legras Saint-Denis catalogs from just before the turn of the century, and was able to identify my vase as being not only definitely by Legras, but also that it was made in a color of glass they called 'Violetinne' (deep spreading purple) in an enameled anemone flower motif.

    This vase is honestly huge - it weighs almost 5 1/4 pounds (2665g)!! My vase has a ground pontil, and is marked with a white 'F.' and I believe a '2'. It measures 10.5in tall x 10" wide, and is in really lovely condition. I am thrilled to have it, and to be able share it here on CW.

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    1. robin56 robin56, 7 years ago
      Beautiful piece! Stunning colors!
    2. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 7 years ago
      Robin, thank you very much! :)
    3. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      A true beauty! This violettine is somptuous :-)
      When you have some knowledge in your collecting area, always listen to your instinct!
    4. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 7 years ago
      Thanks kyratango, I am trying to be a better listener! :)
    5. VioletOrange VioletOrange, 7 years ago
      Appreciate the write up as well as the beautiful vase
    6. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 7 years ago
      VioletOrange, thank you very much!
    7. sklo42 sklo42, 7 years ago
      Aaaah.....I think the word is Magnificent!
    8. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 7 years ago
      I agree with Sklo
    9. Alan2310 Alan2310, 7 years ago
      I love everything on this post, lovely vase, enamel work well done, stunning color, description and great pictures.

    10. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 7 years ago
      Sklo, kivatinitz and Alan, thank you so much for your lovely comments! :)
    11. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 6 years ago
      Beautiful enamelling! I would have also thought Legras first, so my "kindred spirit" has been awakened by this Beauty!! RER
    12. inky inky, 6 years ago
      A stunning piece of glass, a wonderful colour and exquisite enamelling...:-)
    13. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 6 years ago
      inky, thank you, and an extra thank you :) to you!
    14. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 6 years ago
      Loumanal, thank you for your kind comments! :)

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