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The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques James Gillis » The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques

...the […] Posted in Fine Art , From Our Sales Team , M.S. Rau Blog | No Comments » A Celebration of Color: Beautiful Baccarat Vases October 20th, 2012 The beauty of Baccarat takes so many forms....... From dazzling crystal chandeliers to ornate ormolu and crystal centerpieces, the elegance of Baccarat design is recognized by museums, collectors, and royalty worldwide as some of the most desirable... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques Events Archives » The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques

...owned by Benito Mussolini, a Charles X billards table made by Chevillotte of Orleans, France, an outstanding 24-light Baccarat crystal chandelier, and several tester beds. Owner Bill Rau is very excited... Read More »

A Brief History of Baccarat Glass and Crystal ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 02/23/2009
...A Brief History of Baccarat Glass and Crystal ~ M.S. Rau Antiques Baccarat Glass of Kings A A A In response to a wealthy landowners request to make the best use of the natural resources of the infertile Baccarat region of France, King Louis XV created......"Compagnie des Cristalleries de Baccarat" in 1765 by royal decree. The renowned company was the first French glassworks firm established to directly compete with imported Bohemian counterparts....... The Baccarat firm also made a large contribution to the nation's economy by providing work for the local wood cutters and accelerating the region's recovery following the destruction of the Seven Years War... Read More »

Glossary of Antiques Terms - Antiques Glossary ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

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.... Some of the finest crystal ever made is from Baccarat in France (est. 1816) and Waterford in Ireland (est. 1729). cut glass Any glass whose surface has been cut into facets, grooves and depressions aided by a large, rotating wheel... Read More »

Antique Family Heirlooms ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 05/22/2012
.... Whether you acquire a Georgian silver epergne, an important flatware service by Tiffany, or crystal by Baccarat, M... Read More »

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.... Another favorite was an 1870′s Baccarat crystal cavé liqueur housed in a bronze-mounted, ebonized rosewood chest inlaid with ivory, tortoiseshell, brass and enamel... Read More »