Antique Baccarat Vases
Antique Baccarat Vases are original glass vases produced by the French manufacturer Bacarrat.
Brief history and description
Bacarrat is an art glass manufacturer that was originally founded in 1764 during the reign of Louis XV in France, and has since manufactured some of the most popular and high-quality forms of decorative French art and glassware.
Some of the many Baccarat art glassware items include vases as well as chandeliers, paperweights, perfume bottles and much more.
Baccarat vases are created using a mixture of potash, lead and sand, however, the style of an antique Baccarat vase depends on which era the vase was manufactured (for instance, Baccarat vases from the 1870s typically feature a Japanese-style design, while vases with geometric Art Deco cuts were popular during the 1920s).
Guide for collectors
Baccarat vases that are made with white opal crystal or feature a Japanese-style design are considered to be the most rare and valuable. Clear crystal baccarat vases tend to be more common, thus are not considered to be as rare, but not necessarily the least valuable.
Restoration of an antique baccarat vase is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage. However, restoring an antique baccarat vase may decrease its value.
For more information regarding antique baccarat vases, visit Loetz or David Doty's Carnival Glass Website.
Sotheby's in New York sold:
- A Baccarat vase (circa 1882; 46.5" in height) with white opal crystal painted with polychrome enamels for $45,000 in October of 2006.
- A pair of Japanese-style, French-etched Baccarat vases (14" in height) for £20,400 in October of 2006.
Four Seasons Auction Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia sold a tall Baccarat vase (55" in height) with a zipper cut glass design for $1,500 in April of 2006.