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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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  • RESERVED Over the years St. Louis has produced honeycomb weights in a wide range of colours - occasionally as special editions, one-offs or trial weights.  This 1988 version has a central blue/white signature/date cane surrounded by 7 neatly-set concentric rings of pale-green, white-edged C-canes over a darker green cushion. The final row of canes is...

  • Set on a pedestal foot of swirling white filigree, 9 concentric rows of complex millefiori canes encircle a centre cane.  Although not perfectly centred, the rows themselves are meticulously set.  Colours range from blue & turquoise to green, pink & red. A black, white & blue SL1972 signature/date cane is set in the 8th row among the pale-blue canes.

  • £ 460.00 In Stock

    An attractive design using relatively simple millefiori canes.  Spaced around a centre cluster are diamond-shaped groups of red/white & green/white cogs with triangles of white/burgundy & blue/white/green cogs set around the perimeter.  Separating the cane clusters are spiraling coral-pink filigree threads laid over the white opaque ground.Signed...

    £ 460.00
  • £ 440.00 In Stock

    A fascinating “shell-like” design created with just 2 different millefiori canes: red, black & white cogs & blue-centred 2-ring stardust canes. The canes are arranged elliptically around a pastel-pink/ & white compound cane. Signed with a blue/white SL1988 date cane. The outer row of canes is drawn to the centre of the polished, concave base,...

    £ 440.00
  • £ 399.00 In Stock

    An attractive carpet ground composed of 9 close concentric rows of complex canes - consisting of a yellow-lined centre tube surrounded by red/white stars within an outer band of white-edged red C-canes.  Signed in the 7th row with an SL1992 date cane.  Polished, concave base inscribed with the edition size and number. (Includes original certificate)

    £ 399.00
  • £ 399.00 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)

    £ 399.00
  • £ 399.00 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...

    £ 399.00
  • £ 330.00 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)

    £ 330.00
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