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BACCARAT

Crystal manufacture

Crystal set

France
Circa 1880

Center – Height : 25 cm (9,8 in.) ; Diam. : 27 cm (10,6 in.)
Vases – Height : 27 cm (10,6 in.) ; Diam. : 15,5 cm (6,1 in.)

Elegant cut crystal set composed of a circular goblet on pedestal and two Medici vases.
The whole is engraved with braces, and serrated edges on the flared neck. They rest on a square base.

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. 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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