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249
Baccarat
1764-Present
A magnificient pair of cut crystal twenty four light hall torchères
Baccarat, circa 1888-1898
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 204,000 USD
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249
Baccarat
1764-Present
A magnificient pair of cut crystal twenty four light hall torchères
Baccarat, circa 1888-1898
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 204,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property Formerly from the Palacio Ferreyra, Argentina

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Baccarat
1764-Present
A magnificient pair of cut crystal twenty four light hall torchères
Baccarat, circa 1888-1898
some drip-pans with the Baccarat original paper label, a decanter contained in a circle flanked by a stemmed glass and a goblet. Two small sections have been replaced, electrified. 
height 7 ft. 5 in.
226 cm
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Literature

Jean-Louis Curtis, Baccarat, Editions du Regard, Paris, 1991, pp. 73 and 95 for black and white period photographs of the present model and p. 286 for an illustration of the factory trade paper label found on the present lot

Catalogue Note

Baccarat is universally acknowledged as one of the preeminent glass manufacturing firms. The firm, which was best known as the Compagnie des Cristalleries de Baccarat, was founded in 1764 by royal consent, partly to provide employment and partly to compete with the Bohemian glass industry. Since the early years of the 19th century it has been, and still is, one of the great French companies producing the very best quality in glassware.

Baccarat was the first factory in France to manufacture crystal and bronze chandeliers and candelabra and they worked hard to rival the English chandelier industry.  In 1840 they exhibited an enormous pair of candelabra which were over 17 feet high with 90 candles at the 1855 World's Fair.  The present model was exhibibited in Paris at the 1878 Exhibition Universelle.

The original signature paper labels in the present lot were used by the firm from 1862 to 1936.

19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property Formerly from the Palacio Ferreyra, Argentina

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New York