Born in 1845 at Saint-Louis, the paperweight ball passed away 15 years later, as is was no longer in fashion. But it was thanks to the American collector Paul Jokelson, nicknamed « Mr Paperweight », that the production of these crystal-glass ball was relaunched. In 1953, he ordered a sulphide commemorating the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II from Saint-Louis.
Thus, since 1970, each year, Saint-Louis has created and realized a paperweights collection, each of them manufactured in limited edition, numbered, vintage and certified. The collections mix themes and know-how: flowers, fruits, bouquets, animals, birds or butterflies… in millefiori or overlay.
Saint-Louis stands as an exception among crystal-manufactures as it is the very last one to create these small crystal balls, true concentrate of the House know-how.