Medium: Cameo glass is a form of cased glass
Dimensions: 12 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. (30.5 x 7 x 7 cm)
Signed: The name Legras, in relief and painted, is prominent on the lower part of one side.
Marks: The artist's name is signed on one side: Legras.
Classification: Decorative Arts, Glass
Credit Line: Gift of Shirley Foster. In the Iowa Quester Glass Collection, Brunnier Art Museum, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
An amazing number of French artists produced and signed their acid-etched cameo glass in Art Nouveau and other styles from about 1890-1920's. Some of the prominent artists were Francois-Eugene Rousseau, Marcel Goupy, Andre-Fernand Thesmar, Andre Thuret and August J.F. Legras. The name Legras, in relief and painted, is prominent on the lower part of one side.
Published References: Glass of the World, New York, Galahad Books, 1975
French Cameo Glass, Wallace Homestead, Des Moines, Iowa, 1968