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One of the world’s foremost crystal manufacturers, Baccarat has long been emblematic of luxury and exquisite craftsmanship. Starting in the early 19th century, objects produced by the French company — from stemware to chandeliers to brightly colored paperweights — became a staple of noble and wealthy households across Europe and as far afield as India. Along with the purity and quality of their glass, Baccarat crystal makers can boast a remarkable fluency with a range of design styles — from cut-glass neoclassical pieces to sinuously etched Art Nouveau designs.

Baccarat began as a kind of industrial development project. In 1764, the Bishop of Metz and other landowners in heavily forested northeastern France persuaded Louis XV to sanction a glassworks in the area — timber being a key resource required for the furnaces used in glass production. In its early years the company produced humble products such as window panes and simple drinking vessels. In 1816 a new owner began making crystal, and seven years later Louis XVIII — who had taken the throne after the defeat of Napoleon — gave Baccarat its first royal commission, for tableware. In ensuing years, an estimated one third of the company’s workforce was dedicated to commissions to the Russian imperial court alone.

Spurred by the intense competition between global industries in the latter 19th century — fought in public view in the many world expositions of the era — Baccarat elevated its level of artistry by adopting new technologies and creating a rigorous training program. The firm broadened its stylistic range, embracing Asian influences and new engraving methods, and increasing production of its now iconic millefiori paperweights. The designer George Chevalier, who worked for Baccarat for more than five decades beginning in 1916, ushered the company into the realm of modernist design. In recent years, Baccarat has employed such renowned contemporary designers as Philippe Starck and Marcel Wanders, ensuring that Baccarat crystal will continue to enjoy pride of place on up-to-date tables. But as you will see from the offerings on 1stDibs, Baccarat has items to suit any taste.

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Pair of French Baccarat Crystal Candelabras
By Baccarat
Located in Winter Park, FL
A pair of French Art Deco Baccarat crystal 3-light, two arm candelabras with Albert drop prisms and removable bobeches.
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Baccarat

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Crystal

  • Pair of French Baccarat Crystal Candelabras
  • Pair of French Baccarat Crystal Candelabras
  • Pair of French Baccarat Crystal Candelabras
  • Pair of French Baccarat Crystal Candelabras
H 17.5 in. W 12.5 in. D 5.5 in.
Hybrid Perfume Bottle with Lalique Crystal “Ondines” Stopper and Baccarat Bottle
By Baccarat
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a hybrid perfume bottle with a Lalique “Ondines” stopper and Baccarat “Massena” bottle. The stopper is adorned with a pair of water nymphs and is marked with the numbers-507....
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Late 20th Century French Art Nouveau Baccarat

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Crystal

20th Century Baccarat Wall Lights, 5 Arms
By Baccarat
Located in London, GB
A pair of handcrafted full-lead cut crystal 5 arm-light wall appliqués sconces by Baccarat. - Baccarat wall lights with 5 arms 50cm W*46cm H Each appliqué has a circular cut-cryst...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Baccarat

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Crystal, Lead

  • 20th Century Baccarat Wall Lights, 5 Arms
  • 20th Century Baccarat Wall Lights, 5 Arms
  • 20th Century Baccarat Wall Lights, 5 Arms
  • 20th Century Baccarat Wall Lights, 5 Arms
H 18.12 in. W 19.69 in. D 19.69 in.
Baccarat Crystal Wine Bottle Coasters
By Baccarat
Located in Arles, FR
Beautiful pair of Baccarat crystal wine bottle coasters in their original box. Perfect condition. These Baccarat crystal Goutte D’eau/water drop model bottle or carafe coasters...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Baccarat

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Crystal

Mille Nuits crystal suspension, designed by Mathias, edited by Baccarat
By Baccarat
Located in Paris, FR
Ceiling Lamp, Designed by Mathias in 2002 for Baccarat, Mille Nuits is a reference to the 1001 Tales of The Arabian Nights. Its tulip shaped cup in beveled cut crystal enhances the l...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Neoclassical Baccarat

Materials

Crystal

Baccarat Pair of Clear Crystal Wall Lights Sconces Mille Nuits Modern Design
By Baccarat
Located in Brescia, IT
This crystal pair of wall lights sconces is a prime example of the finest Baccarat craftsmanship. The collection Mille Nuits further highlights the crystal's exceptional light-scatte...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Baccarat

Materials

Crystal

Baccarat Crystal Chandelier at 12 Lights 19th Century
By Baccarat
Located in charmes, FR
Baccarat crystal chandelier in very good condition (minimal signs of wear and use), 19th century with 12 lights, candle lighting the arms are full twisted, fluted baluster, foliated ...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Baccarat

Materials

Crystal

Baccarat Vase Moulded with Spiral Garland, in Opaline Ouraline
By Baccarat
Located in Paris, FR
Baccarat Vase moulded with spiral garland, in opaline ouraline. Measures: Height 35 x diameter 16.5 cms circa 1865 Reference: catalogue 1865 vases de fantaisie. 1700 Euros.
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1860s French Antique Baccarat

Materials

Opaline Glass

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