Founded in 1764 in a small village in Lorraine, the Baccarat crystal glassworks, despite its long history, has consistently embodied the avant-garde. In Paris as in Nancy, the many exhibitions in which it participated were marvelous showcases for the creativity and skill of its craftsmen.Show Filters
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BACCARAT CRYSTAL GLASSES – TABLE ART GLASSWARE:
BACCARAT CRYSTAL GLASSES – TABLE ART GLASSWARE, Founded in 1764 in a small village in Lorraine, the Baccarat crystal glassworks, despite its long history, has consistently embodied the avant-garde. In Paris as in Nancy, the many exhibitions in which it participated were marvelous showcases for the creativity and skill of its craftsmen.
In the early 19th century, the advent of the Russian service was a boon for the Baccarat factory, specialised from its creation in the production of “glass-ware“.
Up to that time, drinking glasses were left in coolers on dressers to be served individually to guests. Now they were placed in front of each person and participated in the splendor of the new table service: architectural centrepieces and other ceremonial pieces such as fruit dishes, jugs, carafes, footed plates, oil and vinegar cruets, and ice buckets all sparkled in the light of candelabras. (by Jean-louis Gaillemin).
WINE GLASSES, TUMBLERS, HIGHBALLS, CHAMPAGNE FLUTES :
From Napoleon III to the vatican, it has graced the tables of the rich and powerful. A hexagonal foot, a three-button leg and a “flat facet” cut: such was the look oh the Harcourt glass, created in 1841 and categorised as the “three-button gondola form” before taking on the name of Harcourt, after an aristocratic Norman family, in 1925. Even since, the legend of this Baccarat icon, encompassing some thirty references – from fruit bowl to decanter – has not ceased to shine, in the imaginations of the most contemporary designers, such as Philippe Starck in 2005.
The last famous tasting glass, Château Baccarat, is inspired by the taste-vin silhouette that sommeliers use. The tapered lip enables the diffusion of aromatic richness and prevents the wine, when swirled, from rising too high up along the glass. The Château Baccarat red wine glass builds from Baccarat’s terroir-segmented Œnologie tasting glasses. The collection takes into account the changes in the wine market and has, accordingly, crafted a stylish, cunning shape.