St. Louis

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 weights contain an SL signature/date cane and later editions are usually numbered. Annual Editions - plus occasional one-off pieces - continue to be produced, although nowadays only a few designs are issued in small editions.

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  • £ 750.00 In Stock

    Inspired by an antique Clichy paperweight, this unusual design is centred by a ruby star in a blue/white cog cane surrounded by 8 rows of simple and complex millefiori canes. The centre cane appears again in 3 of the rows and also frames the clusters of blue-centred stardust canes forming the border garland. The weight is raised on a double spiral...

    £ 750.00
  • £ 520.00 In Stock

    The beautiful blue clematis with 3 layers of brilliant-blue petals around a pure white stamen is set over a layer of scattered green leaves above an opaque white ground. The weight is finished with a circular top facet and 5 side facets. A tiny SL2007 signature/date cane is almost hidden among the green leaves. Polished, concave base.

    £ 520.00
  • £ 350.00 In Stock

    A lampwork design with a red & purple fuchsia flower, 2 buds and green leaves borne on fine pink branches sprouting from a cluster of green leaves. The design is set over a white filigree double spiral. The weight is finished with a circular top facet and 6 side facets.Signed with a pink/white SL 1976 date cane above the cluster of leaves. Polished,...

    £ 350.00
  • £ 499.00 In Stock

    The clear cystal is set with a purple orchid, its 12 white-tipped petals centred by a large pink, green & white stamen. A fine yellow & pink twisted torsade encircles the lampwork flower, which is arranged over stylized green foliage above an opaque white ground. The weight is finished with a circular top facet and 6 side facets. Signed with an...

    £ 499.00
  • £ 375.00 In Stock

    A top and 5 side facets in the pistachio-on-white overlay reveal a well-formed mushroom, composed of 6 rows of complex millefiori canes in shades of turquoise, pink, white & dark-blue. The green & white canes in the outer row are drawn into a tapering stem.Signed with an SL1970 date cane in the centre of the tuft. Polished, concave base.

    £ 375.00
  • £ 120.00 In Stock

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

    £ 120.00
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