University Museums

Title: Bud vase
Name: Bud vase
Date: c. 1900
Medium: Cameo glass is a form of cased glass
Country/Culture: French
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.
Object Number: um97.121
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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