BLACK CRYSTAL BALL OF STAIRS :
BLACK CRYSTAL BALL OF STAIRS, 24 % lead crystal, secured with screws.
Today, the manufacture of crystal goes according to original techniques. The mixture of sand (silica), potassium carbonate and lead oxide is heated to a temperature of 1450°C. The melt is then "cured" for several dozen hours for all the bubbles decomposition of carbonate, which contribute to making the blend, are eliminated. The mixture is then ready to be worked by harvesters, blowers and cutters in the state of the art and know-how of high-end crystal.
The House VESSIERE CRISTAUX Baccarat, specialist of the crystal since 1882, sells retail, Baccarat, Daum, Lalique as well as earthenwares of Lorraine.