Baccarat is a statement of ones good taste.
Baccarat is a French manufacture of fine crystal located in Baccarat France.
They are known for their beautiful paperweights, quality stemware, chandeliers, barware, vases, and perfume bottles.
Most estate sales that we manage offer at least one piece of Baccarat. Baccarat makes a lovely gift for wedding or anniversary and brings beauty to any interior.
We are able to sell individual pieces or large collections of Baccarat on behalf of our Rancho Mirage estate sale clients promptly and with ease.
I stepped into the Baccarat store to admire these stunning cats. You don’t have to be a cat lover to appreciate them, but if you are, they are hard to resist. They only thing stopping most people is the price tag. For those lucky enough to not shop by price, it’s a wonderful purchase. They only thing better is getting it at a reduce price at an estate sale!
The panther below in person is huge. It’s about 20″ long and it must weigh about 20 pounds. It was $19,000.00.
Baccarat barware and vases are the most popular pieces we see. Both new and vintage styles are always desired and collected. The quality of Baccarat crystal is unsurpassed and I can never resist hearing the musical “ping” sound when gently tapping with a spoon or flicking the edge of the glass with my finger.
How to identify Baccarat?
Paperweights: Look for the letter “B” followed by a year on the paperweights. Typically this marking will be on the bottom but it could also be on one of the colorful ‘canes’ in the design. In 1849 however the paperweights were only marked with the year, no letter “B”.
Perfume bottles: From 1920 to present look for an etched logo on the bottom of the base. The first logo was a wine glass, carafe, and goblet with the words “Baccarat France” printed in a circle
Modern pieces (clocks, ashtrays, jewelry): Look for the etched word “Baccarat” and not the whole logo. They may also be etched with a large letter B.
Weight: Authentic Baccarat is very heavy. Replicas are not common, but they are easy to spot as they are not as heavy as the true Baccarat pieces.