Author Topic: St Louis Paperweights  (Read 629 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline mjr

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 243
St Louis Paperweights
« on: February 28, 2011, 12:56:08 PM »
Does anyone have any reference info. catalogues or any other knowledge about St Louis weights?

I am trying to find out what weights they issued for the Coronation in 1953. 
I have just acquired 10. Two are sulphides of QE2 and DoE together on clear, one is sulphide of QE2 alone on transluscent red, and the other 7 are all sulphides of QE2 (some white, some silver) all within various coloured single cane circle on a variety of coloured bases.
I am assuming coronation as the bases states "couronnement 2-6-53", and the image of QE2 is young (two young for a silver jubilee) (I have a Bacarrat silver jubilee sulphide and she has aged (gracefully, God bless her)
Martin


Offline Wuff

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 868
    • Scotland's Glass
Re: St Louis Paperweights
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2011, 06:39:29 PM »
Ingold mentions two major types - one with, the other without millefiori. The image in the book is one with millefiori, top and 6 side facets. 6 different base colours are mentioned: dark blue, turquoise blue, red, clear, plus blue and red jasper ground. Some 1300 weights (all together) were made - to be sold in the US only. Only a single overlay weight (white) is known - in a private collection. No weight with QE2 and DoE together is mentioned.
Wolf Seelentag, St.Gallen
Interested in any aspect of Scottish glass? Have a look at Scotland's Glass.


Offline mjr

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 243
Re: St Louis Paperweights
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2011, 08:37:21 PM »
wolf

thanks for info.   This matches -  I have two on clear which are 6+1 facets. The others - red, very dark blue (I thought it was black), turqoise, red and blue jasper are all 5+1 facets.   
The other 3 have similar looking sulphides. All are without millefiore. One is unfaceted on a red ground, the other two which are the ones with QE2 & Phillip are facetted, clear and with cut base.
And they came from USA
Martin


 

Search
eBay.com
eBay.co.uk

Link to Glass Encyclopedia
Link to Glass Museum
Enter
key words
to search
Amazon.com