BACCARAT: Beautiful heavy cut crystal round box, stamped



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BACCARAT: Beautiful heavy round covered box in cut crystal glass. Stamped underneath. Perfect condition.


Height: 12 cm - 4 3/4 in
Diameter: 17 cm - 6 3/4 in

French glassware manufacturer. The glass factory was founded in 1765 and was exempted from tariffs by King Louis XVII on condition that the factory produces at least 500 tons of crystal annually. In 1817, the company produced its first pieces from raw crystal. The factory became known for its opaline glassware, paperweights, and engraved rock crystal in the 19th century. By the early 20th century, BACCARAT has distinguished patrons: Czar Nicholas II, the Shah of Iran, and other sovereigns purchased its wares. BACCARAT was closed by the Germans during World War I and assumed production again to full capacity in 1920. 1925-1937, Georges Chevalier produces Modern models, often in geometric silhouettes. After World War II, the firm produced both traditional wares and contemporary pieces. In 1949, it opened a branch in New York.

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SAUTOT, Dany: Baccarat, une manufacture française. Paris. Editions Charles Massin. 2003. -277p.
SAUTOT, Dany: Baccarat. New York. The Vendome Press. 1998. -80p. (Universe of Design)
Jean-Louis CURTIS: Baccarat. London. Thames & Hudson / New York. Harry N. Abrams. 1992. -303p.
Coll. (de SEZE, Fabienne, SAUTOT, Dany, etc.): Baccarat, une histoire 1764-. S.l. Editions Baccarat. 1993.

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