Posted 6 years ago
This Legras St-Denis vase is decorated with gilt in the Rococo revival style. It is 7 inches tall, has a very nice tricorn shaped rim, indented sides, and is made of a high-quality ribbed pale green glass. Harrach and other Bohemian makers also decorated similar vases, but this vase illustrates Legras’s particular use of use of small rose garlands in the gilding, the almost sponged-on appearance of the gilt along the rim of the vase, and a base that is ground flat, with a large perfectly round polished pontil.
Just a note - Rococo style was originally associated with King Louis XV of France, and was popular during a period of about 1715-1775. A renewed interest in Rococo style led to a revival of the style in Europe between roughly 1820 and 1870. However, the Rococo style of glass decoration involving enamel work actually was used by both Bohemian and French makers from about 1860 up until about the 1890’s.