Les Presse-papiers Francais De Cristal, French Crystal Paperweights, by R. Imbert and Y. Amic

Regular price €40.00

Glass paperweights have been described as one of the world’s best-kept secrets. The secret is not because of a conspiracy, but because of a simple lack of exposure. This is a real shame because once people see them, understand how they are made, and their history, they are genuinely fascinated with them.

This book details the history and manufacture of French crystal paperweights, with special attention paid to Baccarat, Saint Louis, and Clichy. The mostly black and white illustrations still show the intricate craftsmanship involved.

The text is in French, but pages 63 to 87 contain an English translation.

 This is number 885 of a limited edition

 Published in 1948.