About the Artist:
In 1888, John and Rosalie St. Clair came to the United States from the Alsace-Lorraine region of France. From Crystal-City, Missouri, they moved to Elwood, Indiana with their children John and Rosa. A gentleman named MacBeth Evans opened a large glass facility around the turn of the 20th century. John St. Clair and his sons went to work for Mr. Evans, developing their skills as master gaffers. In most glass manufacturing houses of that era, employees were encouraged to practice, invent, improve and create after regular working hours. John returned night after night to perfect the art that was a part of his native country’s culture. The St. Clair sons went with their father to watch and learn the techniques that have become the time-honored, intricate flower designs.
Today, the descendants of John St. Clair operate the House of Glass, still producing stunning yet affordable art glass items using the Old-World glass techniques handed down to the generations of the St. Clair family.
This vintage teapot-shaped paperweight with ring holder is a fantastic and stunningly gorgeous example of the famous St. Clair Glass studio’s handmade heavy art glass. Located in Elwood, Indiana, St. Clair Glass is renowned for its delicate detail and stunning colors that show clearly through the controlled usage of bubbles within its variety of perfume bottles, paperweights, and other art glass objects.
This paperweight teapot is embellished with orange flowers surrounded by air bubbles and encased in clear glass is a prime example of the creativity reflective of St. Clair art glass products. With a slim top, the paperweight doubles as a ring holder.
The paperweight with ring holder is in great vintage condition. The glass is free of cracks, chips, scratches and breaks. The paperweight is also hallmarked "St. Clair" on its bottom.
This gorgeous piece with beautifully designer orange flowers and handle, spout and ring-holder top would make a great gift for someone special. For those who collect art glass or products designed by the St. Clair Studio, this paperweight is wonderful treasure to be cherished.