RED CRYSTAL PAMPILLE BACCARAT :
RED CRYSTAL PAMPILLE BACCARAT, Lighting symbolizes to perfection, and for almost two centuries, the Baccarat House. The electrification of the Baccarat chandeliers dates from 1896, but the presentation of the lighting separated items in the national Exhibition of the industry products in 1827 has inaugurated this union placed under the sign of faerie, seduction, splendour and even sometimes, impertinence. Quintessential union: we know that the chandelier (from Italian " lustro ", glory, reappointed, brightness) exists since 1657 as device of lighting in several branches suspended from the ceiling, but who says chandelier, says Baccarat! The Zenith chandeliers or Zenith Darkside from Philippe Starck, rock 'n' roll and excentric in black crystal as well as the Our Fire candlestick, appear today among the icons of the House ambition of which is to accelerate the development of the lighting. Other iconic object, a ruby crystal octagonal pampille exists since 1997 on every Baccarat chandelier, both in black crystal or transparent. Drop of fire, of blood, as in fary tales, surreptitious clue, the pampille is the most sophisticated signature.
♦ BACCARAT, SINCE 1764 :
Since 1764, Baccarat has embodied France’s illustrious art de vivre. The international acclaim, the royal patronage and the quantity and quality of the awards won at expositions throughout Paris and Europe have garnered a magnificent reputation for the French firm. Prized for its clarity, detail and beauty of form, Baccarat crystal is the perfect accompaniment to any dinner service.
Baccarat is famous for its wonderful crystal paperweights, its superb crystal glass tableware, for 19th century colored lead crystal glass , for beautiful decanters and bottles, and for superb lead crystal sculpturesof animals and birds. The Bohemian/Venician technique of embedding millefiori canes was taken over by Baccarat in the 1840s and their lead crystal glass paperweights with millefiori designs surpass anything produced in that period from Bohemia or Venice.The technique of embedding cameo sulphides in paperweights, was raised to a fine art by Baccarat in the early 19th century, and continues to be used today. The Baccarat company has a reputation as a caring employer of generations of glassworkers. The small town of Baccarat is almost exclusively dependent on this glassworks, and is a delightful place to visit.
♦ VESSIERE CRISTAUX, SINCE 1882 :
The House VESSIERE CRISTAUX Baccarat, specialist of the crystal since 1882, sells retail, Baccarat, Daum, Lalique as well as earthenwares of Lorraine.His founder Justin Vessière father, was a highly skilled engraver beside his master J-B. Simon, among whom several of their masterpieces, made separately or in common, still exist.Justin Vessière, having gone round the world by presenting the manufacturing of Baccarat in numerous exhibitions (since New York and Chicago until Saint Petersburg, via Liverpool and Edinburgh) obtained with his sons the highest rewards for their presentation and their works of engraving on crystals.