Lot 93: Saint-Louis, Glas Set 'Thistle Gold', 13 Pieces, 20th C.
December 2, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Colorless crystal glass, mouth-blown, hand-cut, etched, gold-painted and polished
France, 2nd half of 20th century
Verreries & Cristallerie Saint-Louis-lès-Bitche established in the 16th century
Bottoms with etched signature St. Louis
Glas set consisting of 13 sigle pieces
The original design was manufactured in 1908 under the title Chardon (thistle) for the arts and crafts exhibition of the Ecole de Nancy in Rohan Palace; nowadays the magnificent series adorns the table of many heads of state
The set comprises the following pieces:
1 jug, height: 23.5 cm
1 carafe with plug, height: 24 cm
1 liqueur bottle with plug, height: 29.5 cm
9 cognac glasses, height: 11.5 cm
2 small bowls, diameter: 11 and 13.5 cm
The glasses are in very good overall condition, showing minimal wear. The carafes is slightly chipped to the mouth rim.
Verreries & Cristalleries Saint-Louis-lès-Bitche
The manufactory Saint-Louis was already founded in the 16th century in Lorraine. In 1767, King Louis XV bestowed the glassworks with the title Royal glass manufactory Saint-Louis. At the end of the 18th century, François de Beaufort developed a method to produce crystal. Therefore, the glassworks were renamed Royal Crystal Manufactory. Since 1829, Saint-Louis has been producing the finest crystal ware and employing some of the most skilled gaffers in France. Expertise acquired over several centuries and advanced modern technologies to color, engrave and cut the glass allow the manufacture of high-quality products. (kre)
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