A monumental and magnificent 157-light crystal chandelier by Baccarat
A monumental and magnificent 157-light crystal chandelier by Baccarat

BACCARAT (worked from 1764)

A monumental and magnificent 157-light crystal chandelier by Baccarat

20th century France

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Comprising approximately 11,000 individually signed pieces; another example of the same model is showcased at the Musée Baccarat, Paris (pictured)

Baccarat first started making fine crystal glassware in the mid-18th Century under the reign of King Louis XV of France, who 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. 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 Exposition Universelle in Paris. Baccarat first began marking its work with a registered mark in 1860.

Approximate weight 600-700kg
Private Japanese collection
Dimensions
Height 380.00 cm (149.61 inches)
Diameter 250.00 (98.43 inches)
Stock Code
N-0004
Medium
Crystal
Signed/Inscribed
Each of the 11,000 pieces signed by Baccarat
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