CRYSTAL TUBE LAMP VETRA :
CRYSTAL TUBE LAMP VETRA, Crystal lamp Ambia, with an very original shape. Composed of crystal tube, the latter is simply fixed to the structure using small screws. Easily transportable.
- 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 cristalliers, as the glassworkers , were first established in forested areas that provided the wood to heat melting furnaces and even the ashes which supplied potassium. In these remote areas , the royal privilege allowed them to wear the sword to defend himself , hence the name " glass nobility" mocked by the blood of the true nobility . In France, the story of the crystal begins in Lorraine with the glass factory of Münzthal based in 1586, but it is only in 1767 when king Louis XVI confers him by obvious letter the title of "royal Glass factory of Saint-Louis" and in 1782 François de Beaufort finalizes the formula of the crystal with more than 35 % of lead.
- Vessière Cristaux – before 130 years of activity in Baccarat – remains the international ambassador of the crystal’s city which represents a security guarantee thanks to a rigorous selection of our crystals. A high-quality after-sales service, open 7 days a week, a breakage insurance for each delivery, a blog about our news, a loyalty programme and a personalised customer follow-up, that is what distinguishes our House since 1882.