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Cristalleries De Baccarat

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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 glasses. 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 the 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 — Compagnie des Cristalleries de Baccarat, as it had finally become known, 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 Georges 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 these pages, Baccarat has items to suit any taste.

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Vintage Baccarat Crystal Large Flower Vase
By Cristalleries De Baccarat
Located in Mérida, YU
This is a vintage original Baccarat Crystal Flower vase. Very Large and heavy. In the bottom of the vase have a mark "Cristal de Baccarat Limoges Unic 12 Rue de Paradis Paris" Min...
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1960s French Art Deco Vintage Cristalleries De Baccarat

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Crystal

Baccarat Ice Bucket, Original Decorative Object, 1970s
By Cristalleries De Baccarat
Located in Roma, IT
Baccarat ice bucket is an original decorative object realized by Baccarat manufacture in the 1970s. Ice bucket entirely realized in crystal. ...
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1970s French Vintage Cristalleries De Baccarat

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Crystal

24-Piece Set of Baccarat Hand-Cut Crystal "Harcourt 1841" Stemware, Modern
By Cristalleries De Baccarat, Baccarat
Located in Cagliari, IT
The Harcourt 1841 collection, the oldest in the Baccarat archive, is reputed for its iconic design. Created in 1841, Harcourt stemware has been chosen by historical icons. Comprisin...
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2010s French Louis Philippe Cristalleries De Baccarat

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Crystal

Pair of crystal candelabras signed Baccarat, France, late 19th century.
By Cristalleries De Baccarat
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Pair of crystal candelabras signed Baccarat, France, late 19th century.
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Late 19th Century French Victorian Antique Cristalleries De Baccarat

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Crystal

Baccarat crystal liquor set : 1 decanter and 6 glasses - cannelures gold
By Cristalleries De Baccarat
Located in GRENOBLE, FR
Stunning French antique Baccarat crystal liquor set for 6 guests composed of 1 bottle and 6 glasses (barrel-shaped cups with a handle). Our set is an elegant, refined Louis XVI style...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Cristalleries De Baccarat

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Crystal

Baccarat crystal bowl / ramekin, cobalt blue crystal - 19th century
By Cristalleries De Baccarat
Located in GRENOBLE, FR
Baccarat Crystal bowl, magnificent cobalt blue crystal, France, late 19th century production. Originally designed as a fingerbowls (listed as such in early 20th century catalogs), ou...
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Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Antique Cristalleries De Baccarat

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Crystal

Set of 6 Baccarat crystal liquor glasses enhanced with fine gold forme / shape F
By Cristalleries De Baccarat
Located in GRENOBLE, FR
Set of 6 Baccarat crystal liquor glasses, France, early 20th century circa 1900. This model is a Baccarat classic called "forme F" (shape F) in early 20th century tableware catalog :...
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Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Antique Cristalleries De Baccarat

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Crystal

Baccarat Large Crystal Center Bowl Centerpiece, 1950s
By Cristalleries De Baccarat
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
Large molded crystal centerpiece by Baccarat, France, 1950s. Diameter : 20"(51cm), Height : 3.3"(8.5cm). Baccarat label (see photo). Excellent condition.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Cristalleries De Baccarat

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Crystal

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Cristalleries De Baccarat furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of stone and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Cristalleries De Baccarat furniture, although gold editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 59 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 6 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Cristalleries De Baccarat were created in the modern style in france during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Christian Dior, Dior Home, and St. Louis Crystal. Prices for Cristalleries De Baccarat furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $225 and can go as high as $350,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $2,885.

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