An Elegant Cut-Crystal and Silver-Plated Centrepiece

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Object Description

An Elegant Cut-Crystal and Silver-Plated Centrepiece by La Compagnie des Cristalleries de Baccarat.

Stamped to the underside with the Baccarat cachet.

This large centrepiece is of oval form with a silver-plated basketweave frame with scrolled handles and centred to the front with courting doves. It is raised on foliate cast toupee feet and inset with a hob-nail cut crystal basin.

French, Circa 1890.

Object History

Baccarat

Baccarat is the world’s leading manufacturer of crystalware. Founded in 1764 under the patronage of Louis XV as Renault et Compagnie, the firm became known as the Compagnie des Cristalleries de Baccarat during the nineteenth Century.

The company began to flourish at the beginning of the Nineteenth Century, as the effects of the Napoleonic Wars abated, and its reputation was consolidated by the official approval from various sovereigns and heads of state. At the 1823 Exposition Nationale in Paris, it was Baccarat’s crystalware that Louis XVIII was said to have particularly admired, appreciating its ‘beautiful workmanship’.

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