Legras Mont Joye Art Deco Cameo Glass Vase
Rare acid-cutback vase by Auguste Heiligenstein for Mont Joye, St Denis; France, c1931. The vase has a deeply acid-cut design of stylized roses among foliage. Super cameo signature to body 'Mont Joye' with the 'LSD' (Legras Saint Denis) monogram. With the exception of these Heiligenstein vases, all Mont Joye glass was signed to the underside of the base.
This Art Deco cameo vase is done much in the same style as it's Daum rivals. The cameo work is exception, with circular cameo medallions of Art Deco stylized roses. The vase is horizontally divided into three sections, with the top and bottom sections being fired polished to achieve a glossy appearance, as do the section 'dividers' if you will, and the middle and lower sections are done in a matte finish. Really a very eye appealing piece, with great Citroen color and beautiful presence. This will definitely stand out in your collection.
The signature was cleverly incorporated into the design (as shown above). It's properly signed 'Mont Joye L.S.D.' (Legras Saint Dennis).
Examples of this exact Legras Mont Joye Art Deco cameo work are shown in the following references:
'Legras' by Marie Francoise, et all. Examples of this exact cameo work are shown on pages 171, 177 (signature example), 248-249, and 264.
'Le Genie Verrier' by Cappa, page 279. Dimensions: 8.5" tall Condition: Excellent, appropriate shelf wear on base Maker: Legras, France Vintage: c. 1931