HARCOURT OUR FIRE SILVER BACCARAT :
HARCOURT OUR FIRE SILVER BACCARAT, The Harcourt Our Fire candle holder by Philippe Starck, an iconic piece from Baccarat, is crafted entirely from crystal. It comprises three parts: the base is a Harcourt candle holder, the candle sits in a bowl inspired by the Harcourt glass, and a red crystal lampshade with a metallic finish completes the piece. Starck’s innovative design brings a fresh wave of inspiration: this is the first time Baccarat has used a metallic finish. Flickering candlelight is spectacularly illuminated by the magic of crystal. Every candle holder is numbered and signed "Baccarat by Starck". Updated with a red crystal lampshade and a metallic finish used here for the very first time, this innovative and sophisticated candle holder is a joyful celebration of Baccarat's signature red shade.
♦ BACCARAT :
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.
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.