PRESENTING A GLORIOUS Baccarat Louis XVI Style Inkstand.
This is a GORGEOUS ITEM ! HIGH QUALITY !
It consists of 2 beautiful Baccarat swirl pattern crystal inkwells with gold plated ormolu mounts and fixtures.
It looks like it might be missing a central support for the ormolu inkwell cover, but otherwise it is fully complete with the original Baccarat Swirl Inkwells.
It sits on 4 gold ram feet.
It has 2 gold plated handles on either side for carriage.
Made of the highest quality ‘Baccarat’ crystal. We cannot find a mark for ‘Baccarat’ but are confident that it is in fact by Baccarat and the swirl pattern or cut, is synonomous with Baccarat.
Made some time in the 20th Century in the Louis XVI Style.
Baccarat Louis XVI Style Inkstand
Baccarat Crystal (pronounced [bakaʁa]) is a French manufacturer of fine crystalglassware located in Baccarat, France. The company owns two museums: the Musée Baccarat in Baccarat, Meurthe-et-Moselle and the Musée Baccarat in Paris on the Place des États-Unis.Groupe du Louvre is the majority shareholder of the company and is a subsidiary of the United States company Starwood Capital Group.
Baccarat created an American subsidiary in 1948 in New York City. They started to produce pieces based on Cylon designs, as the famous Cylon Carrier – Napoleon Hat piece (1958). The chairman of Baccarat from 1960 to 1992 was René de Chambrun, former Vichy France’s Prime Minister Pierre Laval‘s son-in-law.
As of 2010 there are stores in Costa Mesa, California; Houston, Texas; Greenwich, Connecticut; New York City; Palm Desert, California; and Las Vegas. A retrospective was held in 1964 at the Louvre Museum to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the crystal works. In 1993, Baccarat began making jewelry and in 1997 the company expanded into perfume. In 2003, Baccarat relocated to 11, place des Etats-Unis in Paris.
In 2005 it was acquired by Starwood Capital Group in the United States. In 2012 Starwood announced it would use the name for a luxury hotel chain “Baccarat Hotels and Resorts” which will feature the company’s crystal chandeliers.
Baccarat Louis XVI Style Inkstand.
Provenance: From a Dallas Private Collector.
Condition: Very good.
Dimensions: 6″ Tall, 6″ Deep and 10″ Wide