Founded in 1764 when King Louis XV of France gave permission to Prince Bishop Cardinal Louis-Joseph de Laval-Montmorency to found a glassworks, Baccarat today is a manufacturer of fine crystal glassware. Baccarat received its first royal commission in 1823, and many commissions for royalty and heads of state followed.
Their most iconic stemware, and in fact the oldest in the archive, is the Harcourt 1841 series. Selected in many courts since the age of Napoleon III, and still in use in the Palais de l’Elysée, Harcourt stemware has been sipped at by historical icons.
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