THE ROOSTER 2017
For 2017, Saint-Louis has assembled its most colourful crystal rods to create a rooster. The master glassmakers have crafted its plumage from 8 separate glass rods while its body is formed using a blowtorch technique that gives it a colourful, lively and spirited appearance. Proud and elegant, the rooster announces the first light of the day. The background is created by the macédoine (melted millefiori) technique, which is rarely used due to its complexity. 7 specially created rods are positioned to form a pattern, which is then melted and stretched to accentuate the exuberant background to reflect the spirited character of the rooster himself.
Limited edition : 88 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.