circa1890 Grand "Exhibition” Glass Vase by Francois-Theodore Legras,Saint-Denis

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For a Connoisseur--A Most Remarkable Rare Find in the Manner of Emil Galle, Lalique, and Daum his contemporaries. May be one of a kind.
The most extraordinary Large Art Nouveau 'EXHIBITION' Vase by master glass artist Francois-Theodore Legras, Verreries de Saint-Denis, Paris. Less historically known then Lalique, Galle, and Daum, Legras works appear alongside in the finest museum and connoisseur collections. A beautiful rich Emerald Green acid textured chipped Ice bohemian glass with superb bronze Etched gilt and silvered finished deep relief overlay acorn and oak decoration on the upper and lower sections.
The glass maker breakthrough in the year 1889 at the Paris World Exhibition, along with Emile Galle. Legras also exhibited at the Art Nouveau Fondation along with the masters Galle, Lalique, and Daum.
Legras was decorated with the Grand Prix award, the worlds highest award for craftsmanship at that time. The designs of the World Exhibition of 1889 is the most sought after of F.T. Legras' vases.This is the largest and most extraordinary vase ever produced by the company- unmarked as typical of the times.The vase was purchased by the family at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition--1904 World's Fair, St. Louis, Missouri.
Provenance-assembled from our families Newport estate to our Maryland Estate-- The Edith Hale Harkness estate. The Harkness Family was among 19th century America's first philanthropic society families as financiers to Rockefeller & Flagler for Standard Oil.
François-Théodore Legras (Maker)
Of the Period
Art Nouveau
Place of Origin
Date of Manufacture
Late 19th Century
Materials and Techniques
Engraved   Bronze
Enameled   Glass
Wear consistent with age and use
19.5 in. H
50 cm H
Dealer Location
West Palm Beach, FL
Number of Items
Reference Number
Mars Palm Beach Estate Holdings
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