Large Baccarat 1975 Limited Edition Sea Horse Paperweight. This is a limited edition Baccarat Sea Horse Paperweight from 1975.The paperweight has a wonderful yellow and brown lampwork sea horse in the ocean depths wrapping its tail around a green underwater plant. There are green, red and white colored rocks scattered along the bottom on both sides of the sea horse. The ground is a translucent turquoise color with bubbles added for an underwater life scene effect. It is signed in the design with a Baccarat signature cane "B 1975" and also signed on the bottom with the Baccarat logo. Perfect execution and perfect condition. This is a hard to find Baccarat paperweight. This design was produced only in 1975 in a limited edition of 260 paperweights.
This is number 148 in that series. There is a signature cane B 1975 shown in the pictures. The bottom has the acid etched Baccarat logo plus it is engraved with the year (1975), the number (148) and the size of the series (260).Please ignore the white areas in the picture caused by the light. Baccarat was founded in 1776 in Alsace-Lorraine with the name of Verrerie de Sainte Anne. The original location was near the town of Baccarat.
Today the firm is known as Compagnie des Cristalleries de Baccarat. Most collectors refer to three periods of Baccarat paperweight production. This classification is definitely an over simplification. Baccarat continued to make paperweights after the classic period, but little is known about the extent of the product line or who made the paperweights. What is known is that by 1910, the offering in the catalog had dwindled to pansy paperweights, simple open concentric paperweights, and rock paperweights.Dupont, who supposedly was the last worker at Baccarat to know the secrets of paperweight making. No collector or scholar ever met Mr.
Dupont although at least one visited the Baccarat factory and asked to meet with him. The weights stopped appearing in the shop in 1934. In 1952, Paul Jokelson approached Baccarat with the idea of making sulphide paperweights again.
In 1953 Baccarat resumed paperweight production with a series of sulphide paperweights the first of which were the unsuccessful Eisenhower sulphide followed by the Queen Elizabeth coronation sulphide. Millefiori paperweight production was resumed in 1957 and lampwork paperweights were re-introduced in the early 1970s.
Baccarat stopped making this type of fine glass paperweights in 2002. You can read more about the Baccarat paperweights in the new book. Baccarat Paperweights - two centuries of beauty. By Paul Dunlop or one of the older books on paperweights in general, such as. The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights.Large Size : 3" diameter by 2 1/4" high. Bottom is ground slightly concave. Made by Baccarat in France in 1975. Condition : Outstanding condition with no cracks or chips or scratches. It is in perfect original condition.
Signature : Made by Baccarat in France in 1975. Signed in the design with a "B 1975" signature cane and on the bottom with the etched Baccarat mark and edition number.
Allan's Paperweights is owned by Allan Port. If in doubt, please check with me first. Please do not ask me to declare this a gift. The item "Large Baccarat 1975 Limited Edition Sea Horse Paperweight" is in sale since Monday, March 18, 2019.
This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Paperweights". The seller is "paperweights" and is located in Wellesley, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.