Also known as “the plant of the gods” because it was used in divination rituals, Ipomoea is the name of the flower encased in this paperweight. The blowtorch technique enables the flower to display its delicate shades of pink, red, black and purple. The encasing process for this piece is particularly complex, since the flower must be held in suspension while it is fixed into the crystal. The star cut is decorated with additional notched cuts to increase the reflections of the flower in the crystal.
Limited edition : 58 pieces
Saint Louis is the only crystal factory in the world still able to make paperweights. They have been reinventing the art form every year since 1953 with creations born from the imagination and dexterity of the paperweight atelier’s master glassmakers made for collectors and new enthusiasts alike. Within the Atelier, two glassmakers are Meilleurs Ouvriers de France and one is a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.
As the jewel of Saint Louis, paperweights showcase many of the atelier’s most impressive techniques millefiori, sulphide inclusion, overlay, twisting and lampwork captured in a unique and fascinating object that has the fragile eternity of the moment.