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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 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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  • £ 699.00 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...

    £ 699.00
  • £ 380.00 In Stock

    Set against an opaque dark-blue ground is a 3-dimensional, multi-petalled pink & white streaked rose. The design is completed by 2 pink buds, a short stem and variegated bluish-green/yellow leaves. The weight is finished with a concave top facet and 5 side facets.Signed with a blue/white SL1989 date cane on the underside of the colour ground....

    £ 380.00
  • £ 330.00 In Stock

    A patchwork of pink, blue & beige composite millefiori canes alternating with white, pink & ruby complex star/cog canes on an opaque yellow ground. An SL1984 signature/date cane is visible through the porthole on the underside. Polished, concave base with a narrow wear ring.The same design was also issued on a blue ground.

    £ 330.00
  • £ 380.00 In Stock

    The design, set over a white lace cushion, has a large complex cane in the centre encircled by a ring of pistachio tubes, pink crimps & white stars.  Five coloured garlands - each composed of a different type of millefiori cane - loop around 4 silhouette canes (a dog, a horse, a dancing lady & the figure of a man). The loop of the fifth garland...

    £ 380.00
  • £ 330.00 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,...

    £ 330.00
  • £ 330.00 In Stock

    A lampwork pansy lies on a white lace ground. Its dark-blue petals and smaller lemon-coloured petals are set around a star cane “stamen”.  The tips of 2 green leaves are just visible behind the flowerhead; the short stem bears 2 further leaves. The clear crystal dome is cut with a circular top facet and V-flutes around the side.A pink/white SL 1980...

    £ 330.00
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