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Baccarat Crystal

A mere mention of the name Baccarat brings forth visions of luxury and elegance, and for good reason. A company with origins dating back to the reign of Louis XV, Baccarat crystal, from decanters to candelabra, has defined the utmost in exceptional crystal glassware for more than two centuries.

Baccarat was established by King Louis XV in 1764 in the eastern French town of the same name in order to produce utilitarian goods, such as windowpanes, as well as more elegant items, like stemware. Fifty years later, Baccarat installed their first crystal ovens and soon after received their first royal commission. Their steady ascent to acclaim arose from their masterful crystal pieces. Characterized by pristine brilliance and elegant cut designs, Baccarat crystal was soon renowned around the world for their refined and even regal designs, with their patterns featured on many royal tables over the course of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Now featuring pieces in boutiques around the globe, Baccarat crystal still captivates collectors with its remarkably universal appeal. Whether it's a full set of Baccarat champagne glasses or a stunning Baccarat chandelier, Baccarat crystal will always exude the elegance of history even in the most contemporary setting.


Quick Facts

  • The current Christie's auction record price for a Baccarat crystal piece was set in 2012 with a crystal and cut glass tantalus in the form of an elephant. Marked BACCARAT FRANCE and featuring gilt- bronze accents, the tantalus sold for $133,968
  • The world's largest Baccarat crystal chandelier was designed by Yasumichi Morita. It measured 27.5 feet tall and features 26,500 crystal pieces. On display in Tokyo's Ebisu Garden Palace until early January 2016, the chandelier is valued at $3,298,968
  • An ice cream for the upper crust: New York ice cream eatery Serendipity 3 offers a treat called the Serendipity Golden Opulence Sundae which is covered in 23-carat gold leaf and served in a Baccarat Harcourt goblet

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(10pc) BACCARAT Cut Crystal Stemware NANCY Pattern
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(10pc) BACCARAT Cut Crystal Stemware NANCY Pattern
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $150- $300
$2107 Bids
(14) BACCARAT Nancy Pattern Cut Crystal Stemware
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(14) BACCARAT Nancy Pattern Cut Crystal Stemware
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $200- $400
$2606 Bids
ANTIQUE BACCARAT CUT CRYSTAL DRESSER BOX
Mar 02, 9:00 AM CST
ANTIQUE BACCARAT CUT CRYSTAL DRESSER BOX
by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
Est: $40- $80
$605 Bids
(5) BACCARAT & LALIQUE CRYSTAL BIRDS and a SIXTH
Feb 25, 12:00 PM EST
(5) BACCARAT & LALIQUE CRYSTAL BIRDS and a SIXTH
by John McInnis Auctioneers
Est: $100- $200
$1003 Bids
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Mar 02, 11:00 AM EST
Baccarat Crystal polar bear figurine 4 1/4"H x 6 1/2"W x 2 1/4"D
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Est: $80- $120
$403 Bids
Baccarat Crystal Boxer Dog Figurine
Feb 27, 6:00 PM EST
Baccarat Crystal Boxer Dog Figurine
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Est: $0- $0
$63 Bids
Baccarat French Crystal Decanters and Stoppers LOT
Feb 28, 12:00 PM EST
Baccarat French Crystal Decanters and Stoppers LOT
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$1253 Bids
Baccarat French Crystal Salt Cellars & Display Box
Feb 28, 12:00 PM EST
Baccarat French Crystal Salt Cellars & Display Box
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$502 Bids
Antiek allicht Frans (Baccarat) 73 delig glasservi…
Mar 02, 11:00 AM CET
Antiek allicht Frans (Baccarat) 73 delig glasservi…
by DVC
Est: €0- €200
€202 Bids
CRISTAL DE BACCARAT, FRANCE 20ème SIECLE
Feb 29, 10:30 AM CET
CRISTAL DE BACCARAT, FRANCE 20ème SIECLE
by Accademia Fine Art
Est: €400- €800
€602 Bids
FRENCH CRYSTAL PURPLE BUTTERFLY BY BACCARAT IOB
Mar 02, 10:00 AM EST
FRENCH CRYSTAL PURPLE BUTTERFLY BY BACCARAT IOB
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$602 Bids
Baccarat Harmonie Round Whiskey Crystal Decanter
Feb 26, 7:00 PM EST
Baccarat Harmonie Round Whiskey Crystal Decanter
by Kensington Estate Auctions
Est: $300- $600
$1752 Bids
SET OF 8 BACCARAT CRYSTAL ACORN PATTERNED LOW SHERBET GLASSES
Mar 02, 9:00 AM CST
SET OF 8 BACCARAT CRYSTAL ACORN PATTERNED LOW SHERBET GLASSES
by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
Est: $60- $120
$352 Bids
CRISTAL DE BACCARAT, FRANCE 20ème SIECLE
Feb 29, 10:30 AM CET
CRISTAL DE BACCARAT, FRANCE 20ème SIECLE
by Accademia Fine Art
Est: €400- €800
€602 Bids
A SUITE OF GILDED CRYSTAL GLASSES possibly Baccarat or St Louis. Largest 21 cm high. (qty)
Feb 27, 10:00 AM GMT
A SUITE OF GILDED CRYSTAL GLASSES possibly Baccarat or St Louis. Largest 21 cm high. (qty)
by Hannam's Auctioneers
Est: £40- £60
£82 Bids
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BACCARAT CRYSTAL CENTERPIECE BOWL
Feb 25, 11:00 AM CST
BACCARAT CRYSTAL CENTERPIECE BOWL
by Lewis & Maese Antiques & Auctions
Est: $800- $1,200
$3001 Bid
CRISTALLERIE DE BACCARAT, FRANCE Elégante bouteille design
Feb 29, 10:30 AM CET
CRISTALLERIE DE BACCARAT, FRANCE Elégante bouteille design
by Accademia Fine Art
Est: €200- €400
€101 Bid
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SIX BACCARAT CRYSTAL HARCOURT WINE GOBLETS
Feb 25, 11:00 AM CST
SIX BACCARAT CRYSTAL HARCOURT WINE GOBLETS
by Lewis & Maese Antiques & Auctions
Est: $600- $900
$4001 Bid
A Baccarat crystal centerpiece
Feb 27, 10:00 AM CET
A Baccarat crystal centerpiece
by Ostantix Auctions
Est: €200- €300
€1601 Bid
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11pc Baccarat France Dionysos Decanters
Feb 25, 12:00 PM EST
11pc Baccarat France Dionysos Decanters
by Neely Auction
Est: $400- $600
$2001 Bid
BACCARAT FRANCE Crystal Ships Decanter W Stopper
Mar 20, 10:00 AM EDT
BACCARAT FRANCE Crystal Ships Decanter W Stopper
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $50- $150
$11 Bid

Sellers Who Sell Baccarat Crystal


Accademia Fine Art

Accademia Fine Art

Lewis & Maese Antiques & Auctions

Lewis & Maese Antiques & Auctions

GWS Auctions

GWS Auctions

The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.

The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.