CRYSTAL EGG PAPERWEIGHT :
CRYSTAL EGG PAPERWEIGHT, Stunning crystal paperweight, high quality. No bubble, no defect is visible on the surface, a superb achievement from France.
- 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.
- 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.
- The house Vessière Cristaux, the 4th generation situated in Baccarat, offers you the great classics of the crystal, such as you the Harcourt service from Baccarat, vases Bacchantes Lalique, or still crystal pastas from Daum.