CHÂTEAU BACCARAT WHITE WINE X6

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CHÂTEAU BACCARAT WHITE WINE X6

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Set of six white wine glasses Château Baccarat, in clear crystal. Discover Château Baccarat collection.

  • Set of six white wine glasses Château Baccarat
  • Piece signed Baccarat, with box and certificate of authenticity
  • Capacity: 12 6/7 oz – 38 cl Height: 8 1/8 ” – 20,5 cm
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CHATEAU BACCARAT WHITE WINE BY 6 : 

CHATEAU BACCARAT WHITE WINE BY 6, The Château Baccarat white wine glass has a sharp aesthetic and contemporary design that expertly melds form and function. Discover Château Baccarat collection.


♦ THE FIRST FRENCH CRYSTAL GLASSWORKS :

On 16 October 1764, Louis XV authorized the creation of what would become the prestigious Baccarat crystal works. Having convinced the king, there remained the question of finding a manufacturing site. The choice fell on Baccarat, a village already known for its drapers. It had space, a willing workforce, but also a river, the Meurthe, which would soon be running through the glassworks and delivering a regular supply of timber floated from upstream. Everything was in place. In 1766, an entire range of glass, mirrors and "Bohemia-style" glassware was produced in the furnaces. While the freshly created enterprise paid little heed to the quality of its production at the time (no crystal strictly speaking!), it prospered nonetheless. But the Revolution and the wars that came in its wake deprived Baccarat of export markets in Europe. With its raw materials requisitioned and the young men making up its workforce being sent to the front, the firm went bankrupt. The factory was bought and sold several times, scraping by until 1816.

It rose from the ashes on this date as a result of Louis XVIII granting Aimé-Gabriel d'Artigues, the owner of the Vonêche crystal works in Belgium, an exemption from customs duties, provided he established a crystal manufacture in France. D'Artigues chose Baccarat where he took over the Sainte-Anne glassworks, converting it into a crystal glassworks.


 

 

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Dimensions 20.5 cm
ART DE LA TABLE

Stemware, Wine tasting glasses

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