Baccarat's 250th Anniversary

Fine art glass lovers have a unique chance to admire two centuries and a half of intricate glass artwork

by 10 March 2014

Baccarat’s Museum-Gallery in Paris is celebrating its 250th anniversary with a special retrospective exhibition “Baccarat: Les 250 Ans”, celebrating a collection of 250 masterpieces, that recount the story of the legendary house.

Each timeless glass artwork takes glass lovers on a sensational journey through light and creativity.

The 250 house’s masterpieces over the centuries is divided into specific themes: ‘‘Harcourt’ (the Harcourt stemware which saw the light in 1841 when King Louis Philippe of France ordered a ceremonial chalice engraved with his monogram); ‘Le Rouge à l’Or’ (which focuses on Baccarat’s trademark fusion of clear crystal and 24-carat gold); The ‘Myriad Colours’ (coloured pieces); and Elegance & know-how/at the forefront of perfection' (which celebrates the craftsmanship and expertise of the brand such as cutting, glassblowing, engraving and gilding).

The museum contains displays of fine glass work, including vases, dishes and stemware; limited-edition collections created by noted designers Georges Chevalier, Ettore Sottsass, Roberto Sambonet, Van day Truex, and Marcial Berro; and pieces commissioned for heads of state, royal and imperial courts, and celebrities including the Emperor of Japan, Prince of Wales, and Josephine Baker.

If you are not able to get to Paris, Baccarat has published an anniversary book dedicated to its patrimony.

The Baccarat Exhibition takes place from 23 January 2014 - 24 January 2015

Museum Gallery

Maison Baccarat

11, place des Etats-Unis,  Paris

Tel, +33 01 4022 1100

Opening times: 10 a.m - 6.30 p.m. daily, closed on Tuesday, Sunday and Bank holidays