St. Louis Gold Enamel Crystal Liquor Set - Decanter Cordials and Tray Circa 1900's
Exceptional and antique French St Louis Gold Enamel crystal liquor or aperitif service circa 1900, comprised of a decanter, 6 glasses and tray. Each piece is of quality hand blown crystal, decorated with an all over intricate textured etched cameo surface. Trimmed in gold highlights.These pieces are unmarked, made prior to the acid-etched mark first used by the firm in 1936. This service is illustrated in the 1908 catalog of St Louis, "766" model.
One of the most prestigious crystal brand : St Louis
The Crystal Saint Louis is the oldest manufacturer of Crystal of Europe ( 1586 ). By letters patent dated 1767, Louis XV gave Munzthal the prestigious name of Verrerie Royale de Saint-Louis (Saint-Louis Royal Glassworks). Fifteen years later, the formula for producing crystal was discovered by Francois de Beaufort. The Verrerie Royale de Saint-Louis was renamed the Cristallerie Royale de Saint-Louis.
Unrivalled, dense, clear, sonorous and luminous, born of a ball of fire and the breath of man, Saint-Louis crystal vibrates with all the talent inherited from History and extraordinary creative fantasy inspired by current trends.
Like Puiforcat company, the crystal St Louis belongs to the famous luxury Hermes Group .
Measures : 12" ( 30.5 cm ) Decanter 3"6 ( 9.2 cm ) Glasses 12" x 8"5 ( 30.6 cm x 21.6 cm ) Tray
Weight : 1666 grams
The condition is very good for this age. There are no cracks or repairs. No deposit on the bottom of the decanter or glasses. Overall with more than a hundred years of age, this set looks to have hardly been used. Service by St Louis circa 1900 are not common, Exceptional in both design and execution, this fabulous set will grace your table and will delight your guests.