The Art of the Paperweight—SAINT LOUIS
by: Gérard Ingold
1981, Paperweight Press, Santa Cruz, CA
116 pages, $49.50 linen hardcover, with plastic sleeve
flyleaf, revised edition; “In 1845 the Cristalleries de Saint Louis began to produce an item that displayed the highest level of artistry in glass. Paperweights were first produced as elegant gift items for sale to a burgeoning middle class. Fierce competition between factories led the glasshouse to elevate its efforts, and what was produced as a gift item metamorphosized into a presentation piece. Today paperweights remain one of the most complex examples of glasswork produced in the history of mankind.
In this delightful book, Gérard Ingold depicts the remarkable paperweights of the legendary Saint Louis glass factory. He traces the hundred and fifty year history of paperweights at the factory, illustrating the different steps involved in fabricating paperweights. He includes interviews with well-known enthusiasts, who express their passion for the subject. A concise glossary at the end of the book introduces the new collector to many of the terms used to describe paperweights and their production. This book will appeal to everyone who shares a love of glass. Ingold’s commentary is concise and illuminating. The Art of the Paperweight-Saint Louis is an invaluable reference guide for the serious collector.”
This book illustrates and provides production information, including original issue price, on all limited edition weights produced by St. Louis for the United States and world markets in the twentieth century, through its 1981 publication date.
The Art of the Paperweight—SAINT LOUIS revised edition by: Gérard Ingold
1995, Paperweight Press, Santa Cruz, CA,
128 pages, $65.00 hardcover, revised edition
This revised book has new information including production information on all limited edition weights made by St. Louis for the United States and world markets in the twentieth century, through its 1995 publication date.