For Sale is a beautiful piece of Art Glass made by Mont Joye of Paris, France. There are beautiful Enameled Fancy Tulips on a base glass of Amethyst to Clear. The Vase is tall as it stands 9 7/8" and is approximately 4 1/2" in diameter at the base. The opening at the top of the vase is 3" outside diagonal measurements.
The Vase displays a bulbous bottom with a raised neck, hexagonal top lip and there are vertical optic ribs throughout. The vase has wonderful enameling of Fancy Tulip Flowers in full bloom. The flowers show a cream to dusty rose/mauve with the hints of salmon. The detail in the enameling is just beautiful. There are sprigs of ferns 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 of greens and blue/greens throughout the pattern. These leaves are outlined in Gold.The pattern is predominately on one side of the Vase. The Mottled Gold Enameling along the top Border finishes this piece exquisitely.
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 and there is some gold gild loss to some of the springs in the bottom. The beauty of this vase is in the color and enameling of the flowers. The vase is not signed but it has a countersunk polished pontil. This is the sign of quality piece of art glass. This pattern is not so commonly found and considered somewhat rare. You commonly find the Iris and Lily but rarely find the Fancy Tulip pattern.
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.
Mont Joye enameled glass was produced at the turn of the Century. It was extremely popular both in Europe and North America. This is a nice size Mont Joye Vase, not over powering. This type glass was of high quality and became very desirable among fine glass collectors. This Vase was made Circa 1900-1915.