|6 1/2"H, 8 1/2 oz.
Since 1764, when King Louis XV gave the Bishop de Montmorency-Laval of Metz permission to found a glassworks in the town of Baccarat in Lorraine, the name Baccarat has personified a certain image of French fashion and culture. It started as a simple glassworks producing windowpanes, mirrors, and everyday drinkware, until 1816 when the first crystal oven went into operation. Over 3,000 people worked at the manufactory by this time.
The year 1823 marked the beginning of much growth for Baccarat. This was the year of the first royal commission