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Baccarat Paperweights

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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Creator: Baccarat
1980s French Bunny Rabbit Paperweight Baccarat Crystal Sculpture
By Baccarat
Located in Chula Vista, CA
Precious 1980s France Baccarat bunny rabbit paperweight sculpture French crystal glass approximately 3.25 H 2 W 3 D. Signed Baccarat Preowned original vintage good condition. See im...
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1980s French Modern Vintage Baccarat Paperweights

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Crystal

Baccarat Rare Concentric Close Pack Mushroom Glass Paperweight
By Baccarat
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A rare antique French glass paperweight containing a close pack mushroom design by renowned glass makers Baccarat and dating from around 1850. The large and heavily made paperweight ...
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1850s French Antique Baccarat Paperweights

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Glass

Antique Baccarat Paperweight Gridel B1848 1848
By Baccarat
Located in Tunbridge Wells, GB
Heading : An Antique Baccarat Gridel B1848 Muslin Paperweight 1848 Date :1848 Origin : France Features : A spaced millefiori weight on a muslin ground with ten gridels of two buttefl...
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1850s French Antique Baccarat Paperweights

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Glass

BACCARAT France Crystal Starfish Paperweight Art Glass 1970s
By Baccarat
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Translucent Crystal Starfish Paperweight by Baccarat France. This elegant clear crystal art glass paperweight was realized by Maison Baccarat one of the world's finest makers of crystal products since 1765- in France. It features five reeded elongated tendrils extending outwards realized in crystal, mimicking the form of a starfish. BACCARAT Clear Crystal star Paperweight. Vintage Baccarat Crystal Glass Sculptural Paperweight or Desk Accessory. From the French luxury crystal Maison Baccarat, a beautiful clear transparent paperweight or decorative object. Acid stamped marked "Baccarat France"crystal paperweight. This fabulous heavy crystal art glass vintage signed Baccarat paperweight is sculptural and makes a great desk accessory. Tres chic! Sorry the photos do not do justice to the beauty of this Baccarat crystal paperweight...
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Late 20th Century French Organic Modern Baccarat Paperweights

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Crystal

BACCARAT Clear Crystal Cube Paperweight 1980s
By Baccarat
Located in North Hollywood, CA
BACCARAT Clear Crystal Cube Paperweight. Vintage Baccarat Crystal Glass Sculptural Paperweight or Desk Accessory. From the French luxury crystal Maison Baccarat, a beautiful clear transparent cube paperweight or decorative object. Acid stamped marked "Baccarat France", cube shaped crystal paperweight with rounded edges. This fabulous heavy crystal art glass vintage signed Baccarat paperweight is sculptural and makes a great desk accessory. It is from the 1980s. Tres chic! Sorry the photos do not do justice to the beauty of this Baccarat crystal paperweight...
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Late 20th Century French Modern Baccarat Paperweights

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Crystal

Antique Baccarat Paperweight Landscape with Mountains
By Baccarat
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Antique Baccarat Paperweight Landscape with Mountains, A Rare Specimen Additional information: Dimensions: 5 W x 5 D x 4 H cm Period o...
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19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Baccarat Paperweights

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Art Glass

Antique Baccarat Concentric Millefiori Signed Glass Paperweight
By Baccarat
Located in Hyattsville, MD
A magnificent c.1950s Baccarat Five Row Concentric Close-Packed Millefiori Paperweight. The base features the acid etched post-war Baccarat mark. Large and showy with great bright co...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Baccarat Paperweights

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Glass

Baccarat French Crystal Blue and Clear Paperweight Decorative Object
By Baccarat
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful multifaceted French paperweight in sapphire blue and clear crystal from luxury Maison Baccarat, circa late-20th century, France. This clear crystal and sapphire blue pape...
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Late 20th Century French Baccarat Paperweights

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Crystal

A Baccarat Mushroom Torsade Paperweight, c1850
By Baccarat
Located in Tunbridge Wells, GB
A Baccarat Mushroom Torsade Paperweight, c1850 Additional information: Date : 1850 Origin : France Features : A closepack of multple canes in mushroom form with an outer blue and wh...
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19th Century French Antique Baccarat Paperweights

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Glass

An Antique Baccarat Pansy Paperweight, c1880
By Baccarat
Located in Tunbridge Wells, GB
An Antique Baccarat Pansy Paperweight, c1880 Additional information: Date : c1880 Origin : Baccarat France Features : A lampwork pansy, leaves stem and bud on a clear ground with st...
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19th Century French Antique Baccarat Paperweights

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Glass, Art Glass

A Baccarat Trefoil Millefiori Garland Paperweight, 1971
By Baccarat
Located in Tunbridge Wells, GB
A Baccarat Trefoil Millefiori Garland Paperweight, 1971 Additional information: Date : 1971 Origin : France Features : A trefoil garland of red canes interspersed with six complex c...
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20th Century French Baccarat Paperweights

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Glass

Collectible Vintage Baccarat Crystal Noel 1983 Ornament with Box
By Baccarat
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Baccarat Crystal 1983 Annual Christmas Ornament. This is the first year that Baccarat released an annual ornament and is extremely rare. Highly collectible from year 1983, Made in France. Hand made in France. Comes with traditional red Baccarat...
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Late 20th Century French Baccarat Paperweights

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Crystal

Baccarat Antique Sand Dunes Rock Paperweight
By Baccarat
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A fine antique French Baccarat Sand Dunes (or Rock) paperweight of small Size dating from the mid 19th century. The paperweight of small rounded and domed form contains sand-like designs mottled with translucent green drawn up in two peaks. With a polished pontil and slightly concave base the paperweight is not marked but a well recorded design by renowned French glass makers Baccarat. Provenance: Acquired in the UK Art...
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Glass

Baccarat French Crystal Heart Paperweight or Decorative Object
By Baccarat
Located in New York, NY
From French luxury crystal Maison Baccarat, a beautiful clear transparent puffed heart paperweight or decorative object, circa early 21st century, Fr...
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Early 2000s French Baccarat Paperweights

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Crystal

Mid-Century Modern Crystal Owl Paperweight by Baccarat of France
By Baccarat
Located in New York, NY
This elegant paperweight was realized by Baccarat- one of the world's finest makers of crystal products since 1765 in France, circa 1960. Artisanally created in translucent crystal, ...
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Baccarat Paperweights

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Crystal

Baccarat Millefiori Glass Paperweight
By Baccarat
Located in Miami, FL
A beautiful millefiori Baccarat paperweight that will spark your imagination every time you put your eyes on it. The canes stand out as individuals, heightened small gaps between the...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Baccarat Paperweights

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Art Glass

Stylized Frog Sculpture / Paperweight by Baccarat
By Baccarat
Located in San Diego, CA
Gorgeous stylized frog sculpture / paperweight by Baccarat, circa 1990s. The piece is in excellent condition with no visible imperfections and has great clarity. Signed on the unders...
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Late 20th Century French Baccarat Paperweights

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Crystal

Baccarat Huntsman Sulphide Paperweight on Translucent Red Ground
By Baccarat
Located in Steyning, West sussex
A Baccarat huntsman sulphide paperweight on translucent red ground Measures: height 4.5 cm (1 3/4") Diameter 9 cm (3 1/2") Period 1850-1899 Year 1850 ...
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Glass

Mid-Century Modernist Limited Edition Baccarat Art Glass Snake Paperweight
By Baccarat
Located in New York, NY
This rare and sought after limited edition Mid-Century Modernist Baccarat art glass paperweight was produced by the illustrious French glass maker, ...
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Baccarat Paperweights

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Baccarat paperweights for sale on 1stDibs.

Baccarat paperweights are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of glass and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Baccarat paperweights, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original paperweights by Baccarat were created in the mid-century modern style in france during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider paperweights by Hermès, and Saint Louis. Prices for Baccarat paperweights can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $145 and can go as high as $2,061, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $438.
Questions About Baccarat Paperweights
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    You can identify Baccarat paperweights by looking for the maker’s mark and other identifying marks. Particularly old examples will have a “B” followed by a year of manufacture, though this practice stopped in the early 20th century. Contact the brand for more assistance. Shop a collection of Baccarat crystal on 1stDibs from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Founded in 1816, Baccarat is a French crystalware maker that is most well-known for its luxury lead crystal designs, including cameo-embedded paper weights and sculptures of animals and birds. You can shop a collection of authentic Baccarat crystal pieces from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Baccarat crystal can be repaired. However, the manufacturer recommends that you only seek assistance for repairs through an authorized Baccarat boutique. You'll find a large selection of Baccarat crystal lighting, serveware and decorative objects from top sellers around the world on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Depending on the damage to your Baccarat piece, it may be possible to repair it. One of Baccarat’s boutiques can help with repair questions and quotes. You can also shop a collection of Baccarat pieces from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Baccarat makes crystal, not glass. The company opened in 1764 in Baccarat, Lorraine, France, at the order of King Louis XV of France. Today, Baccarat operates out of headquarters in Paris. On 1stDibs, shop a range of Baccarat crystal ware.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Baccarat is a French manufacturer of fine crystal. Baccarat did originally start as a glasswork company with production primarily consisting of window panes, mirrors and stemware up until 1816. The brand then switched to crystal production, creating expertly crafted stemware, chandeliers and other pieces in a variety of design styles. Browse a collection of antique and modern Baccarat crystal decor on 1stDibs.
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    Yes, Baccarat crystal contains lead. All crystals are made with a certain percentage of lead which gives the ability to create clean-cut designs. As long as you don’t leave liquid in the glassware for an extended amount of time, it is safe to drink from. You’ll find a variety of Baccarat crystal products from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
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    You can spot an authentic Baccarat chandelier by locating the white engraved mark, which is usually found in the raised molded capitals on the drip pan. You can shop a collection of properly vetted Baccarat chandeliers from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
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    There are a few tricks to authenticating your Baccarat glass. First and foremost, look for the logo, which will include the company name. Also, Baccarat is famous for certain patterns. See if your glass has one of these patterns. Shop a collection of authentic Baccarat glass from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Baccarat crystal is indeed still made. You can pop onto Baccarat’s website to see its latest collection of fine crystal tableware. Or shop a collection of vintage and contemporary Baccarat crystalware from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.

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