This is a very beautiful and rare Antique French Enameled Glass Carafe by renown Legras. The background of decorated part is opacified with beige-rosé, finely embellished with enamel painting that depicts lacustrine scenery of a summer lake with boats. This beautiful carafe is most probably made between 1890-1910. Legras, one of the name that highly sought after by collectors, among the famous names like Gallé, Daum or Lalique. Here is some information about Legras:
Legras & Cie, was founded in 1864 by August Legras. The company was very successful making a large amount of tableware. They also made decorative glass, using many techniques including marbled glass, enamelled and gilded glass. They made bottles in unusual shapes including people and boats. At the start of the 20th Century, they began to make cameo glass, some with the addition of coloured enameling. They also made perfume bottles designed by Lalique for Coty.
The carafe measures 9 1/8" (23.3cm) high x 2 5/8" (7cm) wide, weight 9.5 oz (271g.)
It marked number "23" on the bottom. Not signed, as the other similar items of legras from the period. This summer lacustrine scenery series are appeared in the book, "LEGRAS, Repertoires Raisonnés" by Marie-Francoise & Jean-Francois Michel, Nelly Fouchet, Dominique & Jean Vitrat.
The condition is very good to excellent, ready for use or display. There is a very tiny chip on the stopper (where you can not see when it closed) but otherwise less than usual age-related scratches. Please refer the detail photos I added!
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