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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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  • £ 399.00 In Stock

    A meticulously set close concentric design with a good colour combination produced in the Baccarat factory in 1972. 8 rings of complex millefiori canes in various shades of blue punctuated with white, yellow & dusky-pink are enclosed in a pink/white stave basket. There are alternating canes in the second, fourth and seventh rings. A B1972...

    £ 399.00
  • £ 399.00 In stock

    One of the 6 limited edition paperweights in the “Exotic Butterfly” series: a butterfly with blue/white wings over a pebble ground studded with patches of moss. The insect has a brown body, white eyes and yellow antennae.On the lower right - set at the edge of the ground - is a tiny B1978 signature/date cane. The Baccarat insignia is acid-etched on the...

    £ 399.00
  • £ 410.00 In Stock

    This design featuring 12 Zodiac silhouette canes randomly scattered in an arched canopy of small, closely-packed, complex millefiori canes in a huge range of colours was first introduced in 1958.A tiny white/green B1974 signature/date cane is tucked away near the periphery.  Flat, polished base with 2 acid-etched Baccarat insignia, number (77) and year...

    £ 410.00
  • £ 275.00 In Stock

    A low-domed paperweight with a squirrel silhouette cane in the centre - facing left - encircled by 5 concentric rows of complex millefiori canes. The blue/grey canes in the 3rd row contain smaller versions of all 18 Gridel silhouettes including both the black & white monkeys. The design is set over parallel white latticinio rods. A B1971...

    £ 275.00
  • £ 325.00 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 in this paperweight 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...

    £ 325.00
  • £ 360.00 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...

    £ 360.00
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