By mwilcox


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 paperweights with the letter B and the year date in a composite cane.

After World War Two Baccarat expanded its scope of crystal production, and built a worldwide reputation for making quality stemware, chandeliers, barware, and perfume bottles, Some very valuable now. This example is extremely rare French 'Femme de Paris' YBRY Pour Perfume Bottle Flacon by Baccarat, circa 1925. It's believed to be one of only three in existence, It sold at auction in April for $13,500.00.