Delightful antique French blown glass clear to green mug or cup with enamel medallion, a souvenir of the 1900 Paris World Expo! The Exposition Universelle of 1900, better known in English as the 1900 Paris Exposition, was a world's fair held in Paris, France, from 14 April to 12 November 1900, to celebrate the achievements of the past century and to accelerate development into the next. The Porte Monumentale de Paris, located on the Place de la Concorde, was the main entrance of the Exposition. The architect was René Binet. It was composed of towering polychrome ceramic decoration in Byzantine motifs, crowned by a 21' statue called La Parisienne. The Gateway, like the Exposition buildings, was intended to be temporary, and was demolished as soon as the Exposition was finished. The ceramic frieze depicting the workers of the Exposition was preserved by the head of the ceramics firm that made it, Émile Müller, and moved to what is now Parc Müller in the town of Breuillet, Essonne. A charming piece here, definitely one for the Francophiles and/or World Expo collectors.
Excellent condition. No chips or cracks, just a bit of wear to the gold on the rim. See pictures for all measurements.