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    Posted 10 years ago

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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.

    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, 10 years ago
      Wow! What a beaut!!
    2. inky inky, 10 years ago
      Thank you Justanovice it really is, and I was very very! pleased when I unwrapped it...:-)
    3. inky inky, 10 years ago
      Many thanks BELLIN68 I think so too! was very happy when it arrived, they never look as good on the photos...thank;-)
    4. inky inky, 10 years ago
      Isn't it just czechman!...:-)
    5. Manikin Manikin, 10 years ago
      stunning!! XO
    6. inky inky, 10 years ago
      Many thanks Manikin for the love and stopping to comment!..:-) &

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

    7. inky inky, 10 years ago
      Many thanks walksoftly...:-)
    8. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 10 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!
    9. inky inky, 10 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!...:-)
    10. inky inky, 10 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!....:-)
    11. inky inky, 10 years ago
      Thank you for the love ozmarty.....;-)
    12. inky inky, 10 years ago
      Many thanks JayHow....:-)
    13. Shawnl86 Shawnl86, 10 years ago
      Well that is some Cheerful Colors right there!
    14. inky inky, 10 years ago
      Thank you Shawnl86 totally agree it's what drew me when I first spotted it!...:-)
    15. inky inky, 10 years ago
      Many thanks kulektor....:-)
    16. inky inky, 10 years ago
      Many thanks l.a.lady...:-)
    17. Budek Budek, 10 years ago
      What a gorgeous thing! Looks like a giant peppermint candy, I love it!
    18. inky inky, 10 years 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?
    19. RhondaCorvallis RhondaCorvallis, 10 years ago
      Inky, amazing piece ! Wonderful glass collection....I'm so following you!
    20. inky inky, 10 years 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!...:-)
    21. inky inky, 9 years ago
      Many thanks epson233 and charcoal... sorry for the late acknowledgement!...:-)
    22. Tlynnie1942 Tlynnie1942, 9 years ago
      I just love these colors together, and beautiful form. Really nice inky!
    23. AnneLanders AnneLanders, 8 years ago
      this is a pretty little one and thought I'd re-introduce it for newbies like me to admire...
    24. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Thank you Anne...:-)
    25. antiquerose antiquerose, 8 years ago
      S ~ T ~ U ~ N ~ N ~ I ~ N ~ G !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    26. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Many thanks antiquerose!....:-)
    27. AnneLanders AnneLanders, 8 years ago
      I just wrote such a long post and now I've lost it. Upshot, so many coincidences have led me back to this page. I really want to find out more about LeGras. Is someone a resident expert? Are they still producing, where exactly in Saint Denis was/is their factor. I know this Arrondissement very well as one of my clients Embraer have their offices there and for an "industrial" north Parisian town it's lovely...

      Seeing Penny's post has inspired me as well the one Mikelv85 showed his hexagonal vase . I'm not really a pink, green and white girl...but in my tributary journey from my previous glass torrent to Tango, I find myself immersed in a world of beauty that I'm fast going bankrupt!

      Gary kindly sent me a whole bunch of Czech glass links and information a few months back and I am reading the various tangents this takes me. Leah had opened my eyes to Kralik and Welzebub surprisingly turned to to Welz. I cried today when I forgot to bid on a green Welz vase and lost! So do pray tell Penny, is it you? Whom is our LeGras Master please ....? ...thank you

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