A Rare Crystal and Gilt Forty-Three Piece Table Service

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Object Description

A Rare Crystal and Gilt Forty-Three Piece Table Service by La Cristallerie de Saint Louis. This fine and luxurous service is in the famous ‘Thistle’ pattern developed by La Cristallerie de Saint Louis prior to the first world war.

Each glass is engraved ‘Saint Louis’.

The service comprises 14 Water Glasses, 14 Wine Glasses and 15 Champagne Flutes. Each stemed glass is of fine cut crystal with engraved decoration and a border of finely gilt acanthus and beaded rows.

French, Circa 1910.


Water Glasses:
Height 18cm Diameter 9cm

Wine Glasses:
Height 16cm Diameter 8cm

Champagne Flutes:
Height 19cm Diameter 6cm

Object History

La Cristallerie de Saint Louis is one of the world’s oldest and foremost creators of French glass.

The Münzthal Glassworks were founded in 1586 in the Bitche region (Lorraine, France) and in 1767, Louis XV gave Münzthal (as Saint-Louis was then known) the name of Verrerie Royale de Saint-Louis (Saint-Louis Royal Glassworks) and granted permission to use wood from the Bitche forest to fuel the furnaces.

Fifteen years later, the formula for producing crystal was discovered at Saint-Louis’ and the company was renamed La Cristallerie Royale de Saint- Louis, and has since acquired a reputation for producing some of the world’s finest works of crystal.

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