Baccarat 250 years of history

Since 1764, Baccarat has written the chapters of its remarkable story in sparkling letters. Founded in Lorraine, with the permission of King Louis XV, the most famous crystal factory in the world has become over the centuries a symbol of superb craftsmanship and of the French Art de Vivre. The name Baccarat makes you dream about extraordinary pieces, beautiful places and unforgettable parties.

Baccarat reflects over 250 years of history.
Looking back at the past, it is like taking a journey around the world through time, through over two centuries of political, cultural and economic life, from the dawn of the nineteenth century industrial age to the globalization of the 21st century. The prestigious Baccarat pieces, that have obtained great success and have gained several recognitions at the Universal Exhibitions in Paris, since 1867, still now illuminate the most important buildings and locations around the world: the impressive collection of chandeliers for the Dolmabahçe Palace in Istanbul, the original pieces commissioned by Napoleon III for his royal apartments in the Louvre and the Tuileries. Baccarat has never stopped astonishing you, transforming every instant into a rare and precious moment.

In addition to seducing personalities such as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Prince Aga Khan III, Prince Ranieri and Princess Grace of Monaco, Josephine Baker and Aristotle Onassis, Baccarat’s pieces express both elegance and excellence, as a symbol of an incomparable heritage. Glass blowers, cutters, engravers and gilders put their talent at the service of perfection.

Every timeless work of art takes us on an exciting journey through light and creativity. Every jug, glass, vase, bottle, every candelabra embodies a very important promise, an experience to live and share.

Just like Harcourt’s glass, created in 1841, and now famous for its majestic silhouette, Baccarat’s creations tell a story that communicate the magic of light reflected in infinity. This grandeur exalts Baccarat in Paris, Moscow and at the first Baccarat Hotel & Residences, opened in New York in 2015. For over 250 years Baccarat has been the icon of exclusive moments of celebration and has created truly unforgettable experiences.

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