DIVA VASE BACCARAT :
DIVA VASE BACCARAT, The Clear crystal Diva vase is the first Baccarat piece to have a sideways profile. Lying horizontally on its side, the vase is a chic piece with simple yet artful contours.
Its unexpected and avant-garde silhouette reinvents expectations of design and reconfigures the possibilities for creating a compelling floral arrangement. The open cylinder of Clear crystal cradles the floral assembly and keeps it carefully in place, yet still gives the plants plenty of room to breathe. Moreover, this vase makes it possible to place a bouquet on the table and still be able to see the person sitting on the opposite side. It is both a conversation piece and a work of impeccable craftsmanship.
♦ BACCARAT :
At the end of the Seven Years' War (1756-1763), Baccarat is a small village among others in Lorraine. Located on the side of the Vosges, about fifty kilometers from Nancy, the region survives with difficulty. Indeed, ruined by wars, its economic situation is bogged down. The forests are no longer exploited and the population, mainly composed of loggers, is reduced to a state of misery.
It was then that a prelate, Louis de Montmorency-Laval, bishop of Metz, decided with the authorization of the King of France, Louis XV to found a glassworks to create work to the idle inhabitants. In 1764, the "Verrerie Sainte-Anne" was created in Baccarat.
The company is flourishing until 1789. However, the French Revolution and the wars of Empire will affect the factory. Thus, it will be necessary to wait for its redemption in 1816 by a crystal manufacturer, Aimé-Gabriel d'Artigues, so that his destiny will change.
Then, the glassworks is transformed into a crystal factory with the authorization of Louis XVIII and that the first crystal oven is lit. In 1823, the company became a limited company under the name "Compagnie des Cristalleries de Baccarat".
In 1841, the arrival of the engineer François Eugène de Fontenay brings profound changes. It is to him that we owe, especially, from 1845, the manufacture of the first "Millefiori".
A major international luxury brand, Baccarat is well known around the world for its prestigious glass services. Indeed, the most famous is "Harcourt". In 1991, she launched the creation of a crystal jewelry line. The many gold medals and awards received in the various world exhibitions testify to the quality of its know-how.