Legras & Amp; CIE), organized by Auguste-Jhan-Franesu Legra in 1864 as a result of the acquisition of already existing production in Saint-Denis (now the suburbs of Paris), throughout its activities was a very successful commercial enterprise, although its artistic level of itproducts were not extremely high.
Auguste Legra himself was a great fan of Galle.Since 1900, Legra began producing glass in the Art Nouveau style.Of the products of this time, vases in the Cameo style and decorated with enamel, outwardly similar to a carved fulf, are of the greatest interest.
They were made of several layers of opaque, beige-pink glass, on the outer layer of which a pattern of flowers (chrysanthemums, irises, etc.), fruits or algae was etched using smelting acid.In the subsequent stages, this drawing was covered with enamel (green - for leaves, and red or brown (most often) for fruits and flowers) and glazed in the furnace.In 1909, Auguste Legra retired, and production passed under the leadership of his son Charles.The company continued the production of products in the style of Art Nouveau.
Among the most common products after 1909, you can name glass, the drawings on which are made by etching, often on a transparent background with a “frosty pattern”.Emaly and gilding were also often used.