Each wine carafe is mouth-blown and cut by hand. The 24-carat gold ornamentation is applied with a brush and then polished with an agate stone.Manufacturing a "Thistle Gold" wine carafe for Saint-Louis using this technique demands tremendous skill. From the top to the base the gold encrusted open pattern design is perfectly balanced to enhance the glass. Something to tease the eye wherever it alights. The glass has also the optic enhancement so showers light and reflection in all directions especially when in brightly lit situations.
The base has felt pads (done in factory) which means there are no scratches to the base. As is typical for Art Nouveau, an object from nature inspired this elegant "Thistle Gold" wine carafe from Saint-Louis The thistle with its sun-shaped petal head and prickly leaves provided the idea for the gold decoration and the artistic engraving on the "Thistle Gold" glassware. The design is from 1913 and is one of the most classic and precious lines produced by the Saint-Louis crystal glass manufactory. Please message me if have a query... MEASUREMENTS: Height 15 1/4 x 5 at widest point.
Notes I found on Google.... In perfect condition crystal and golden. The thistle was the original inspiration behind this service when it was created for the Nancy exhibition in 1908 at the height of the Art Nouveau movement.
Later,'Entente cordiale oblige', Chardon ('Thistle') was anglicised, becoming Thistle, and sparkled nobly on the greatest tables. The Compagnie des Cristalleries de Saint Louis is a corporation, founded in 1767 in Münzthal (Saint-Louis-lès-Bitche in French) in Lorraine.
Since 1586, the cristallerie royale de Saint-Louis offer unrivalled, dense, clear, sonorous and luminous, products born of a ball of fire and the breath of man. The Saint-Louis crystal vibrates with all the talent inherited from history and extraordinary creativity inspired by current trends. Today, Saint-Louis signs every day crystal pieces created by master glassmakers and glasscutters among les meilleurs ouvriers de france.
They all have a unique expertise, enriched from generation to generation. First stage of crystal shaping: Hotworking, which gives the object form and colour.
Second stage: Coldworking enhances the beauty of the piece via cutting, engraving and gold or platinum decoration. I try to describe all the items as accurately and as honestly as possible, and I always include photos or scans of the actual items.
My items are usually vintage or antique, very rarely new, and condition will sometimes reflect this with minor marks, wear on gilding etc. Anything major such as cracks chips or major loss of gilding etc will be pointed out in the description and shown on the photos. If you are still unsure as to the condition etc.
Also take a look at my other items for more Asian, cloisonné, Glass, Antiques, Silver, Bronze, Copper, China, Horn, and many other collectables. Another reason for decanting wine before drinking is to aerate it, or allow it to breathe. Oxygen helps to unlock full wine flavours in taste and smell. The item "RARE QUALITY ST LOUIS THISTLE DECANTER GOLD ENCRUSTED SIGNED COLLECTOR MINT GIFT" is in sale since Saturday, March 6, 2021. This item is in the category "Pottery, Porcelain & Glass\Glass\Crystal/ Cut Glass\Other Crystal/ Cut Glass".The seller is "valhbriggs2012" and is located in Ferndown. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam.