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After a break of roughly 90 years, St. Louis started to make paperweights again in the early 1950s. All the trade secrets had been lost in the intervening years so the glassworkers had to experiment with millefiori and lampwork techniques. Early weights appear somewhat unsophisticated and lack the vibrant colours that had distinguished their mid-19th Century counterparts. In 1970 St. Louis launched the first of its Annual Limited Editions - just 3 designs. Modern St. Louis paperweights contain an SL signature/date cane and later editions are usually numbered. Annual Editions - plus occasional one-off pieces - continue to be produced, although each year only a couple of new designs in small editions are issued.

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  • £ 420.00 In Stock

    A millefiori mushroom composed of 6 rows of fine canes in a harmonious range of colours - pale & dark-green, blue, turquoise, pink & ochre - is enclosed within a white-on-green double overlay.  The outer row of canes is drawn into a tapering stem.  The overlay is finished with a top and 6 circular side facets A pink/white SL1981 signature/date...

    £ 420.00
  • £ 490.00 In Stock

    Radiating out from a centre cane, green-centred white stardust canes - bordered by pink & white twists - divide the canopy of brightly-coloured, complex millefiori canes into 4 panels.  The design is set on an opaque mulberry ground.Signed and dated with an SL1981 cane in one of the panels. Polished, concave base with a broad basal rim. (Includes...

    £ 490.00
  • £ 380.00 In Stock

    Lines of complex brown, pink & white millefiori canes are interlaced with strands of fine white filigree over an opaque pale-green cushion.Signed close to the end of the centre line of canes with a blue/white SL1988 date cane.  Polished, concave base. (Includes original, numbered certificate)

    £ 380.00
  • £ 440.00 In Stock

    An eye-catching “fountain” design - composed of blue/white latticinio twists placed between blue-centred white stardust canes - and set over an opaque pale-blue colour ground. A blue/white/red SL1988 signature/date cane is incorporated in the design.  Polished, concave base with wear ring. (Includes original certificate)

    £ 440.00
  • £ 420.00 In Stock

    15 complex millefiori canes are set in two spaced rings around a pistachio, pink & white centre cane on a white stardust carpet-ground. The final row of canes is drawn underneath to form a basket.A complex SL1982 signature/date cane is set in the centre of the slightly concave base.

    £ 420.00
  • £ 420.00 In Stock

    Within the yellow-on-white double overlay is a millefiori mushroom composed of 6 rings of complex canes around a centre cluster of white, pale-blue & tobacco-coloured 6-point stars.  Cane colours include pink, ivory & ochre.  The red canes in the outer row form a tapering stem.An SL1987 signature/date cane is incorporated in the 4th row of canes....

    £ 420.00
  • £ 380.00 In Stock

    Six circlets of complex millefiori canes are arranged over an opaque pinkish-orange ground. The predominant colours in the composite tube-and-star canes are light-brown and shades of blue augmented by pink, red & white. A red/white SL1984 signature/date cane is set between two of the circles. Polished, concave base with a broad wear ring. (Includes...

    £ 380.00
  • £ 99.00 In Stock

    Similar in design to the antique crowns made by St. Louis in the 19th Century, this modern handcooler has 8 blue & red twisted ribbons - edged in opaque white - alternating with white, multi-ply filigree twists. The ribbons radiate out from a pink/white SL1976 signature/date cane and extend into the polished, slightly concave base.

    £ 99.00
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