Legras Art Nouveau Aviator Vase featuring Harriet Quimby. This lovely hand blown, hand enameled vase commemorates Harriet Quimby in a wonderfully detailed Art Nouveau rendition featuring her record breaking flight across the English Channel.
Harriet Quimby was an early American aviator and a movie screenwriter. In 1911, she was awarded a U. Pilot's certificate by the Aero Club of America, becoming the first woman to gain a pilot's license in the United States. In 1912, she became the first woman to. Pilot an aircraft across the English Channel.
On April 16, 1912, Quimby took off from Dover, England, en route to Calais, France, and made the flight in 59 minutes, landing about 25 miles (40 km) from Calais on a beach in Équihen-Plage, Pas-de-Calais. Unfortunately her success would be short lived. On July 1, 1912, she flew in the Third Annual Boston Aviation Meet at Squantum, Massachusetts. Although she had obtained her ACA certificate to be allowed to participate in ACA events, the Boston meet was an unsanctioned contest.
Willard, the organizer of the event and father of the aviator Charles Willard, was a passenger in her brand-new two-seat Bleriot monoplane. At an altitude of 1,000 feet (300 m) the aircraft unexpectedly pitched forward for reasons still unknown. Both Willard and Quimby were ejected from their seats and fell to their deaths, while the plane "glided down and lodged itself in the mud".This piece is documented in the wonderful Legras book. "Legras, verrier" (French Edition) Nelly Fouchet; Jean-François Michel; Marie-Françoise Michel; Dominique Vitrat; Jean Vitrat. It's featured on a full two pages, with an entire page showing the wonderful vase, I've included a copy in the photos for your reference. VERY HARD TO FIND AND RARE ITEM! This piece has been in my personal collection, you won't find a nicer example then this one! Size 9-1/2" tall x 4-1/4" wide. No chips or other issues to note. Lovely, problem free example of a rare, piece of French Art Nouveau Art Glass. I've included lots of photos, please take a look and please message me if you have any questions. Check out my Check out my other items. Be sure to add me to your Be sure to add me to your favorites list. Thanks for looking, please ask questions, good luck! The item "RARE and IMPORTANT DOCUMENTED LEGRAS VASE Featuring AVIATOR Harriet Quimby" is in sale since Saturday, January 11, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\French\Other French Art Glass".
The seller is "ciscocse" and is located in Brentwood, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.