Hand-cut, engraved, blown and painted decorative glassware ranging from champagne flutes to enormous chandeliers, ornaments, figurines and other glass items are among the best known Czech exports and immensely popular as tourist souvenirs.
They copied the pedestal rose from Millville and then used the pedestal bottom with other weights. In general, Chinese paperweights from this period have a light weight glass mixture that is high in soda and has a greenish tinge. Frequently they have bubbles or debris in the glass.
And because of their age, many of these have minor scratches or other surface defects. As with Chinese paperweights Price Reduction - Antique Baccarat Concentric Millefiori Paperweight. Colorful concentric millefiori paperweight with a clear ground.
The outer ring has canes with the dominant color alternating between red and white. Cristalleries de Saint Louis was founded in 1767 in Lorraine, which became part of France in 1766. Although the modern production of paperweights started in 1952, the output of millefiori and lampwork paperweights was small. In 1965 the factory resumed production of lampwork and millefiori paperweights and then in 1967 they began a series of sulphide weights.
It is made up of a mix of wonderful complex and simple millefiori canes. Louis in 1845 and most likely continued until about 1860.
For example they copied the latticinio grounds used by New England Glass Company and used them with copies of Baccarat Pansy weights.