Louis "SL 1972" signature / date cane. The paperweight also has its original "CRISTAL SAINT LOUIS FRANCE" foil label.The outer ring of pink canes is pulled down to the base to create a basket effect. This paperweight was made in a limited edition of 400 paperweights, of which 250 were reserved for American collectors. A must have addition to any collection of modern millefiori paperweights. Note on condition : This paperweight is in excellent shape with the exception of two tiny circular impact marks high on the side. The larger is just under 1/16 across. There is one picture showing these marks. Offered at a reduced price because of the damage. Please Note: The stand shown in the pictures is not included with the paperweight.
It is shown for illustration only. Note on white glare : Please ignore the white areas, they are glare from the light. Cristalleries de Saint Louis was founded in 1767 in Lorraine, which became part of France in 1766. The region was already home to several glassworks.Paperweight production started at St. Louis in 1845 and most likely continued until about 1860. Although the modern production of paperweights started in 1952, the output of millefiori and lampwork paperweights was small. Fewer than 400 lampwork and millefiori paperweights were made between 1952 and 1955. They were not all signed or dated.
The most successful product of this early revival period was the Queen Elizabeth sulphide which was made to commemorate her coronation in 1953. After 1955, no additional weights were made at St. In 1965 the factory resumed production of lampwork and millefiori paperweights and then in 1967 they began a series of sulphide weights. Finally, in 1970 they started producing annual limited edition paperweights.
Large Size: Just over 3" diameter by just over 2" high. The base is ground concave.
Signature: Signed with a St. Condition: This paperweight is in excellent condition with the exception of two tiny circular impact marks high on the side. The foil label shows some wear.
Allan's Paperweights is owned by Allan Port. If in doubt, please check with me first. Please do not ask me to declare this a gift.Louis 1972 Ltd Ed Pink Carpet Ground Paperweight Millefiori Clusters" is in sale since Sunday, July 18, 2021. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Paperweights". The seller is "paperweights" and is located in Wellesley, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, France, Australia.