Monday, August 29, 2011

Brillante choice

The Saint-Louis Cristallerie is one of the most prestigious crystal glass manufacturers in the world. Back in 1586, a glassworks was established in Alsace-Lorraine. In 1767, King Louis XV gave permission for it to become the “Royal Glassworks" and “Saint-Louis” was added to its name. In 1781, the glassworks became the first in continental Europe to produce lead crystal. Saint-Louis then received the official title “Cristallerie”.
Since 1995, Cristallerie Saint-Louis has been part of the famous French Hermès Group.
with a fascinating collection of styles and glass creations, very finely and intricately decorated.
Brillante choice today is a set of  mouth blown, hand-cut crystal glass to be used as drinking glasses, as flower vases or as candle holders.

"Les Endiablés" Bubbles in mauve and purple.

"Les Endiablés" Stella in two shades of green.

"Les Endiablés" Cerdagne in a deep green.

"Les Endiablés" Chambord in a vibrant blue.

"Les Endiablés" Tommy, in a rich ruby red.

Versatile beauties!
My favorite: Tommy…which one is your favorite? Can you think about any other use of these?

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Karena said...

Alberosa, these are so incredibly gorgeous! I love art glass, and the history is wonderful.

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Jane Kilpatrick Schott said...

My favorite is "Bubbles" and if I had a nice bunch of them I would put them in a window and let the light shine!
Great post as always!

Cindy Albert said...

I think my favorite is Bubbles in mauve and purple.

Have a wonderful day.

A CRITIC'S EYE said...

I would take Stella. Find a glass dessert plate the color of peridot, matching the upper glass. Put an exquisite little chocolate cup filled with mousse and pierced with a thin slab of chocolate and a raspberry dusted with powdered sugar in the center of the plate. I then cover it with the emerald dome. Fill the upper cup with Panna Cotta topped with raspberry and mint. Voila! Have the Panna cotta and then remove the glass to reveal the next treat hidden under the ripples.

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Ann said...

Gorgeous! I would like one of each! At least one, but I would start with Cerdagne.

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