THE LEGEND CONTINUES
Visitors will discover, or re-discover, a selection of masterpieces shown at the “Baccarat, the legend of crystal” exhibition recently held at the Petit Palais, as well as a number of pieces that have never been shown to the general public. Among them are the Horloge Soleil created by Georges Chevalier, which was displayed in the window of the first Baccarat boutique in the United States in 1948. This outstanding piece was chosen by Arthur Miller to decorate the apartment he shared with his wife Marilyn Monroe in Manhattan.
Bringing heritage and modernity together, the exhibition also displays archive documents and some of the sources of inspiration behind Baccarat’s timeless and legendary collections.
Meanwhile your visit, discover in five themes a glimpse of this unique exhibition.
Excellence in know-how
Two vases, true masterpieces, demonstrate the incomparable savoir-faire of the manufacture’s artisans. Wheel-engraved over the course of two years by master engraver Jean-Baptiste Simon and made of ruby-overlay clear crystal, these unique vases earn him the unique privilege of signing its creations.
To learn more about Baccarat and World's Fairs, visit the article World's Fairs
Crystal of Kings
A symbol of elegance and perfection, Baccarat creations illuminate the palaces of royalty from around the world enticing kings, emperors, presidents, czars and maharadjas.
For more information about royal creations, visit the article Social Register
To learn more about the inspirations, go to article Eastern roads
Taillé sur mesure
A testament to the brilliance of crystal, they dress the finest tableware and outstanding decorative pieces.For the first time, Baccarat will also be displaying the Célimène vase offered to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1972 and elements for chandeliers in turquoise crystal, a colour created especially for a commission from the Shah of Persia.p>
For more on the different cuts of the crystal, visit the article Cutting - The Crystal Haute Couture