Important Glasses Set
Cypher « B »
France – 19th century
Set of 112 pieces
Exceptional glasses table set, composed by eighteen Champagne cups, twenty-two water glasses, twenty-two red wine glasses, twenty-two green-colored white wine glasses, eighteen liqueur glasses, five small jugs and five big ones all with their caps.
Each quadrilobate form cristal glass is enriched with gold at the base and rim, and monogrammed « B » in a foliate pattern.
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 ».