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A8000 Vase, 'Indiana', glass, August J F Legras, for Legras and Cie, Paris, France, c. 1900-1914. Click to enlarge.

French Art Nouveau vase by Legras and Cie

Made
This small glass vase was made by Legras & Cie in St Denis, then a township, but now a suburb of Paris, in France. It was part of the factory’s ‘Indiana’ series of variously shaped acid-etched and enamelled glass vases in the Art Nouveau style, decorated with large bright-red poppy flowers rendered in the cameo technique and highlighted with richly gilt detail. Possibly designed by Auguste Jean-Francois Legras and issued in the early 1900s, it is an example of the company’s diverse range of …

Summary

Object No.

A8000

Object Statement

Vase, 'Indiana', glass, August J F Legras, for Legras and Cie, Paris, France, c. 1900-1914

Physical Description

Small mould-blown vase of baluster shape with an opaque mottled brown and olive textured (acid etched) external layer of glass cut to reveal red glass underneath and forming a large poppy flower head on one side and a poppy bud on the other, with the green flower stems and leaves set against the textured brown outer glass layer. Red and green sparkled layered interior. The rim has a gilt band with three geometric palmette festoons.

Marks

Makers mark on base in a concentric cirlce using gold paint 'INDIANA / LC'. The L is over the C.

Dimensions

Height

150 mm

Width

54 mm

Production

Made

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1981

Acquisition Date

16 October 1981

Cite this Object

Harvard

French Art Nouveau vase by Legras and Cie 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 May 2022, <https://ma.as/195297>

Wikipedia

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