This exceptional and rare model of glass vase is marked by the Mont Joye Saint-Denis manufacture and was made in the early 20th century. In a green aventurine color background, a mistletoe decor is applied in a gilding treatment to enhance the piece. The berries of the mistletoe are made with glass cabochons. This Art Nouveau vase is an artwork by the manufacturer of Auguste Legras, close to Paris, France. The stamp is located under the base: a shield with the image of Saint Denis with the royal motto "Montjoye". Circa Early 1900s HOA 5 ½ inches.
The deep rich emerald green of this vase shimmers in the light.
Condition: Excellent condition with nor cracks, chips or visible repairs. Light wear typical of age. All cabochons present and intact.
A Note About the Manufacturer:
Glass bearing the names "deVez," "Mont Joye,", “Legras” and "Pantin" was produced by the same company. E. S. Monot at La Villette near Paris founded this company in 1850. In 1859, known as "Cristallerie de La Villette", the company was transferred to Pantin, a suburb of Paris. After F. Stumpf joined the company in 1868, it became "Monot & Stumpf."
In 1873 Monot's son joined the company and the name changed to "Monot, Père et Fils, et Stumpf." About 1894 the company became known as "Stumpf, Touvier, Violette & Cooye," and the same company produced "Pantin".
Shortly before 1910, the firm was joined by Camille Tutre de Varreaux who became artistic director. All vases produced under de Varreaux are signed "deVez.". His pieces were carefully executed in two or three layers with acid cutting and reflect adventurous designs of landscapes, florals, and animals.
Separately, August J. F. Legras started work in glass in 1864 at Saint-Denis near Paris, and continued production until about 1914. He produced a variety of art-glass, much of which can be classified as cameo glass. Some of his glass is of good quality with multi-layered and well-cut glass; but much of his work is also of simple acid cutting with decorative work. His being awarded the Grand Prix at the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1900 evidences that he produced some fine glass with originality.
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