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CATEGORY = Art Glass with Class
ITEM = Dressing table set
AGE = 1900's Circa 1916
COMPOSITION = Crystal, Gold
TYPE OF GLASSWARE = Art Glass Scent bottles
DESIGN = Faceted bottles with geometrical pattern (lines)
COLOR = Clear & Gold
MODEL = "CANNELURES" (fluting)
DRESSING TABLE SET COMPRISING = Six (6) pieces including original diamond-shaped stoppers
AUTHENTICITY = Original / Genuine
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN = France
MAKER = Baccarat, France
MARKINGS = None since these pieces were created before 1935, time at which Baccarat started putting acid-etched signature on its crystal pieces
REFERENCE = Listed in the Baccarat 1916 Catalog "Arts de la Table"
CONDITION = In excellent, almost mint condition, very minor wear commensurate with and and use. No damage whatsoever...
Height : 20.5 cm (14.8 cm without the stopper) Diameter approx. 6,4 cm
Height : 17,3 cm (12,9 cm without the stopper) Diameter approx. 5,3 cm
Height : 13,8 cm (10 cm without the stopper) Diameter approx. 5 cm
This would be a superb addition to any French Boudoir Decor!
The pictures complete the description.
In response to a wealthy landowners request to make the best use of the natural resources of the infertile Baccarat region of France, King Louis XV created "Compagnie des Cristalleries de Baccarat" in 1765 by royal decree. The renowned company was the first French glassworks firm established to directly compete with imported Bohemian counterparts. The Baccarat firm also made a large contribution to the nation's economy by providing work for the local wood cutters and accelerating the region's recovery following the destruction of the Seven Years War. The creation of Baccarat generated revenue for the community while creating a product that was in high demand.
The tremendous popularity of Baccarat glassware was evident in the numerous top awards and honors the firm has had been given in the last two centuries. Baccarat has long been internationally recognized for their magnificent creations. Most notably, at the 1823 Exposition Nationale in Paris, where they received international praise and acclaim from all in attendance. Even Louis XVIII, admired and appreciated the quality of craftsmanship and modest prices of the wares. The popularity of Baccarat flourished and became vogue among European royalty and elite. 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.