In the early 1950s, Baccarat, the traditional French glasshouse, decided to re-introduce paperweights into its production range. The secrets of the company’s fine millefiori and lampworking techniques, however, had long since been forgotten. A gradual learning process followed. By the late 50s the company was again producing millefiori weights - mainly concentrics and zodiac closepacks - while the first lampwork examples only appeared in the late 60s. That was when Baccarat introduced a date cane plus an acid-etched insignia on the base. Later a “B” was added to the date cane. In the 1970s, an acid-etched date and edition number joined the insignia on the base. In 2002 the company decided paperweight production was no longer viable and it was phased out.

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  • £ 360.00 In Stock

    A carpet ground of unusually-coloured complex millefiori canes: rich burgundy, pinkish-red and yellowish-brown. Randomly scattered across the canopy of canes are 11 small black & white signs of the zodiac - each one at the centre of a millefiori cane. There should be 12 - but one seems to have disappeared !Dated 1969 on a single cane in black numerals...

    £ 360.00
  • £ 390.00 In Stock

    One of the neatly set up close concentric designs with a harmonious colour combination that Baccarat was producing in the early 1970s. Four of the ten rings consist of hollow white latticinio canes, which are combined with yellow & red/white complex millefiori canes plus a ring of white star canes. The outer ring of canes is drawn underneath to form a...

    £ 390.00
  • £ 380.00 In Stock

    A white & blue flower in full bloom, a bud, a spray of lilies-of-the-valley and hovering above them a beautiful, yellow-bodied butterfly. The outstretched, diaphanous pink wings are dotted with pale-blue & white “eyespots”. The design is arranged over a carmine & white jasper ground.A B1984 signature/date cane is set at the base of...

    £ 380.00
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