info Legras 59
Antique art nouveau vase, rose bowl in green pailleté or aventurine glass
Montjoye, Legras with gorgeous golden enamel decoration!! Pinched rim.
Very rare bowl! Ground pontil. ca 1910
Beautiful and rare Monjoye bowl! This aventurine glass is pictured in the 'Legras Verrier' book on page 204.
As you can see in the descriptions of these pieces in the book, some pieces were signed L.C. Saint Denis, others Monjoye, others unsigned..... This one is unsigned.
Height: /11 cm ; diameter : 14,5 cm
Aventurine glass seems to sparkle in magical fashion as you gaze at it. Essentially, the glass was combined with copper or copper salts. When the glass melted and cooled, these mineral deposits would clump together to created a gold-flecked and shiny appearance on the glass.
The Montjoye / Legras company, situated in St. Denis, near Paris, France started in 1866.