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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  • £ 280.00 In Stock

    An early 8-row concentric design with the outer rows well spaced out from the more compact centre.  The colour palette of the complex millefiori canes - pinks, yellows, orange, dark- & lime-green - contrasts with the row of simple white & turquoise canes. A 1969 date cane is set in the penultimate row of canes.  The polished flat base bears an...

    £ 280.00
  • £ 340.00 In Stock

    The weight with the Gridel squirrel was one of the first of the limited edition series, which featured all the famous silhouettes.  Here it is set at the centre of 4 concentric rows of complex millefiori canes.  The blue canes in the second row contain smaller versions of all 18 Gridel silhouettes.  The design is set over a fne layer of white latticinio...

    £ 340.00
  • £ 299.00 In Stock

    A flat bouquet inspired by an antique Baccarat design.  A white double clematis, a red/white primrose & 3 blue single clematis blossoms - all with millefiori cane “stamen” - are arranged with stems and green leaves over a translucent amethyst ground. Signed with a B1982 date cane next to the bottom of the stems.  Acid-etched on the polished, concave...

    £ 299.00
  • £ 250.00 In Stock

    18 colourful complex millefiori canes in a spaced layout over a white lace cushion - plus a B1983 signature/date cane. Flat, polished base with acid-etched Baccarat insignia, number and year.

    £ 250.00
  • £ 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
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