About bedside carafes by Saint-Louis
The bedside carafes from Saint-Louis seem at first glance to be more of an ornament than an article of daily use. They are all so glamorously clad: "L’Aube" has a honeycomb-like cut, "L’Insomnie" a dynamic latticework look, while "Le Rêve" is in a mystical flannel shade engraved with a leaf motif. Yet, it is not only the carafes that have such an attractive design; their accompanying glasses, which also serve as a lid, are just as pleasing. Some are decorated with gold, others quite simple or cut to match the engraving of the carafe. They each complement the look of the corresponding bedside carafe from Saint-Louis.
Every Saint-Louis object is mouth-blown, cut and polished by hand. The elegant gilt finish is applied with a paintbrush, then fired and polished with agate stone. Their production demands perfect command of the techniques used, and it takes a long time to complete each piece.