Large Pair Of Blue Enamelled Vase From Legras Debut XX Eme Art Nouveau Paire De Vase Modéle Belfort Soufflé Emaillé Montjoye Théodore Legras, Cristallerie De Saint-denis XIX Eme Ecole De Nancy Verre Pate De Verre Decor flag

Large Pair Of Blue Enamelled Vase From Legras Debut XX Eme Art Nouveau  Paire De Vase Modéle Belfort Soufflé Emaillé Montjoye Théodore Legras, Cristallerie De Saint-denis XIX Eme Ecole De Nancy Verre Pate De Verre Decor
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"Large Pair Of Blue Enamelled Vase From Legras Debut XX Eme Art Nouveau Paire De Vase Modéle Belfort Soufflé Emaillé Montjoye Théodore Legras, Cristallerie De Saint-denis XIX Eme Ecole De Nancy Verre Pate De Verre Decor"
model figure in the catalog raisonné The life of François Théodore Legras has everything of the novel with its extraordinary trajectory. Our man was born on December 27, 1839 in a small hamlet in the Vosges. Very quickly, he hardened his mastery of glass and developed a real passion that would guide him to the top of his profession. It is a true vocation! First clerk in a glass factory in Saint-Denis in the 93, he will quickly climb the ranks to take the place of director at the age of 23. Everyone around him is surprised at how quickly this former clerk is making a name for himself in the glassmaking world. In 1900, when the Universal Exhibition was held near Paris, Legras was appointed responsible for the glass and crystal section, a consecration for a man of this profession. This is not the only exhibition where we will find the Glass and Crystal of St Denis, the establishment of Legras. In fact, the establishment's creations are exhibited everywhere, even beyond French borders. Despite this enthusiasm, Legras will never be recognized by his peers. François Théodore Legras was not just an artist. His establishment obviously unveiled many works of art, but also utility pieces for housewives, hospitals, pharmacies, etc. But it is above all thanks to his works of art that Legras will reach the heights of fame, all over the world (London, Milan, Constantinople and many other cities). Like his colleagues at the time (Gallé, the Daum brothers, etc.), Legras began to manufacture objects that marked by their patterns and the colors used. With the death of its founder the August 2, 1916 in Paris at the age of 76, the Legras empire will begin a long decline. The entire establishment will soon pass into the hands of Souchon-Neuverel, before definitively closing its doors at the end of the Second World War. The Legras vase: a symbol of Art Nouveau Clearly, the creations of François Théodore Legras perfectly represent the current of Art Nouveau. Through his productions, Legras has succeeded in combining utility and beauty, to make “beauty in the useful” as he himself confided. A vision of Art that denotes through the thousands of models made by the artist and his establishment, works intended for all walks of life, regardless of income levels. Some could see this will as the first steps of industrialization in Art, but, obviously, this is a fierce desire to make works accessible to the greatest number, without deprivation. Through the evolution of techniques used, patterns and ambitions, François Théodore Legras will become the symbol of his time, an era torn by wars and disastrous events. But, against all odds, the artist will always succeed in making glass creation his priority and in developing this Art at all costs. All Legras production extends between 1883 and 1928
Price : 400 €
Artist : François Théodore Legras / Verrerie Et Cristallerie De St Denis
Period:19th century
Style:Art Nouveau
Condition : Bon état

Material : Verre cristal email
Diameter : 10 cms
Height : 27 cms

Reference : 645845
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