For sale is a beautiful piece of Art Glass made by Mont Joye of Paris, France. There are beautiful Enameled Tiger Lilies on a base glass of Cranberry to Clear. The Vase is very tall as it stands 11 3/8" tall and is approximately 5" in diameter at the base. The opening at the top of the vase is 5 1/2" outside diameter.
The Vase depicts wonderful enameling of a Pale Lavender to a medium Purple Lily Petal and another one that is a Pale Yellow and Cream with Green Veins in Full Bloom. There are also Two Lily Buds just to the left of each full Bloom Flower. The lower Bud is more than half opened with the top Bud just starting to open. There are also sprigs of fernery in the background painted in Gold that give the artwork a wispy feeling of Spring in the air. There are also leaves with nice shading throughout and is outlined in Gold and displays gold veins.
The Vase is considered to be in Excellent Condition as there are no cracks, chips, nicks or dings. There is very minor gold enamel loss around the top rim as you can see that most of it is there. The beauty is in the Color and Enameling of the Vase. The Vase is signed in gold paint inside the polished pontil with the number "g51" or "146" or something along that line. This is probably the artist or finishers mark. The countersunk polished pontil is always the sign of quality piece of art glass.
This is a brief History of Mont Joye Glass.
Glass bearing the name «deVez», «Mont Joye», and «Pantin» was produced by the same company. E. S. Monot at La Villette near Paris founded this company in 1850. In 1859, known as «Cristallerie de La Villette» the company was transferred to Pantin, at that time a suburb of Paris and now a part of Paris. After F. Stumpf joined the company in 1868 it became «Monot & Stumpf». In 1873 Monot's son joined the company and the name changed to «Monot, Pere et Fils et Stumpf». About 1894 the company became known as the «Stumpf, Touvier, Violette & Cooye,» and the same company produced «Pantin». After WW1 merged with Legras & Cie.
This is an extremely large Mont Joye Vase. You commonly find 6-8" Versions and sometimes you can find 10" ones. It is considerd rare to find one that is almost 12" tall. It was very common for these tall vases to get knocked over and broken. This one is NOT!! This Vase is in amazingly Great Shape for being 100+ years old.
Mont Joye enameled glass was produced at the turn of the Century. It was extremely popular both in Europe and North America. This is an extremely large Mont Joye Vase.This type glass was of high quality and became very desirable among Fine Glass Collectors. This Vase was made Circa 1900-1915.
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