Manufacture de Cristal
Height : 110 cm (43,3 in.) ; Diameter : 84 cm (33 in.)
Beautiful chandelier in opalescent cut crystal highlighted with golden threads. Eighteen light-arms with twisted branches emerge from the central shaft, composed of cups and inverted cones. The whole is adorned with numerous pendants and bells.
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. Reports of the Universal Exhibition, from 1855 to 1867, talk about the “perfection of the material and of its cut”, considered superior of those from Bohemia or England.
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