St Louis Crystal Highballs Gold Gilt Micado Mikado? These are amazingly beautiful antique gold gilded crystal highball glasses. Some slight imperfections and wear on the gold at the rim of the glasses. And the imperfections exist from the age they were manufactured...Some small bubbles here and there. 4 Highballs (approx 3" X 6" X 2 1/2).. Antique Saint Louis stemware set of four highballs. Gold engraved decoration, unmarked because they were produced before the acid etched mark used in 1936. Francois de Beaufort, director of the Verreries Royales de Saint Louis was first to introduce crystal glass to France.
Saint-Louis Crystal quickly became the favorite of French royalty, and its wares have graced tables of note for centuries since. The elite glassblowers and glass cutters of Saint-Louis recognized as the best in France are fortified by generations of knowledge. Each Saint-Louis piece is handcrafted, meaning no two are the same.
And while committed to preserving and enriching the art making glass by hand-Saint Louis is also a champion of contemporary and innovator of advanced techniques. In Saint-Louis Crystal, modern techniques are melded seamlessly with traditional methods, resulting in sophisticated crystal patterns that bring élan and prestige to any table.