10 | Saint Louis, Glass Set 'Thistle Gold', 95 Pieces, 1908

Starting price3,400
Auction No. 750 takes place:
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  • Details

    Details

    • Colorless crystal glass, cut, etched and gilded
    • Manufacturer: c. 1980, Verreries & Cristallerie Saint-Louis-lès-Bitche – established in the 16th century
    • Each with etched manufaturer's signet on the bottom
    • Drinking set consisting of 95 single pieces
    • The 1908 designed glass service "Thistle" is a classic among the most valuable series produced by the Cristallerie Saint-Louis, it adorns the official dining tables of many heads of state
    • Expert estimate: € 7,000
    • This object is sold through the European office
    Object checked by Art Loss Register
  • Additional Information & Condition

    Additional Information & Condition

    The set consists of the following pieces:

    14 champagne flutes

    8 sherry glasses

    6 whiskey glsses 

    11 water glasses

    8 small white wine glasses

    19 white wine glasses

    7 red wine glasses

    1 large dessert bowl

    6 dessert bowls

    6 deep dessert bowls

    8 dessert plates

    Condition:

    The drinking set is in good age-related condition with slight traces of age and usage. 7 glasses with simal décor have been added. 

    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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