n 1764 King Louis VX of France gave permission to found a glassworks in the town of Baccarat in the Lorraine region in eastern France to Prince Bishop Cardinal Louis-Joseph de Laval-Montmorency (1710-1802). Production consisted of window panes, mirrors and stemware until 1816 when the first crystal oven went into operation. By that time over 3000 workers were employed at the site.
Baccarat received its first royal commission in 1823. This began a lengthy line of commissions for royalty and heads of state throughout the world. In 1855 Baccarat won its first gold medal at the Worlds Fair in Paris. Baccarat first began marking its work with a registered mark in 1860. The mark was a label affixed to the bottom of the work. In the period 1846-1849 Baccarat signed some of their high quality glass millefiori paperweightswith the letter B and the year date in a composite cane. A special paperweight dated 1853 was found under the cornerstone of a bomb damaged church in Baccarat when construction recommenced after World War II. The crystal production expanded its scope throughout this period, and Baccarat built a worldwide reputation for making fine stemware, chandeliers, barware, and perfume bottles.
- $600 APPRAISAL VALUE!
The joy of wearing a piece of art is within reach when you grab this stunning Baccarat Jewelry Heart Crystal Pendant Necklace! The pendant is crafted from beautiful crystal. It's an extraordinarily rare and beautiful necklace with an exceptional look. This is a truly spectacular piece that could easily become a family heirloom! This necklace measures approximately 39mm x 40mm (pendant) and adjustable 22” (long). The overall weight is approximately 50 grams.
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Appraisal Value: $600.00
Our Price: $195.00