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Baccarat 

Crystal manufacture

Beautiful Aesthetic Movement Planter 

France
Circa 1880
Height : 17 cm (6 ¾ in.) ; Width : 26 cm (10 in.) ; Length : 36 cm ( 14 in.)

Very beautiful planter in engraved crystal with scribed edges, highlighted with gilded foliate and butterflies patterns. It rests on an Chinese-inspired gilded bronze base, with lion’s heads on consoles and openwork patterns frieze.

Biography

The famous crystal manufacture of Baccarat, that dates back to the 18th Century, was awarded its first medal in 1823, during the « Exposition des Produits de l’Industrie » for the « brilliance and the sharpness of its crystal » and became then the most renowned French cristallerie. Baccarat was undoubtedly the only French manufacture, that exhibited steadily and magnificently its products at the various Universal Exhibitions, and especially between 1855 and 1867. In all reports one can read about the « perfection of the material and of its cut ».

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