Magnificent antique pair of two cut crystal glasses from the Empire style period. In 1806, the Vonêche crystal and glass factory received a silver medal for the high quality of the crystal and glass. The factory employs over six hundred and fifty workers in 1810 and becomes the largest continental crystal and glass factory in Europe and of the first French Empire. In 1816, d' Artigues buys a crystal and glass factory in Baccarat (French Lorraine), where he hires two hundred and fifty workers from Vonêche to produce the famous Baccarat crystal. Absolutely beautiful chalice with skilfully cushion cut crystal allover, short stem with ring and facets.
Round base placed on a square with star cut underneath and beautiful fan cut at the sides. Excellent condition, very insignificant mini chips on the two bases and one micro chip (and maybe a production fault) at the top of one of the glasses, not noticeable at all, you can find them only if you look for them. Diam top 7,5 cm. The item "Antique Baccarat -Voneche cut crystal Empire glasses 1810-1830" is in sale since Thursday, June 18, 2020.This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\French\Baccarat". The seller is "oranje-antiques" and is located in 's-Gravenhage. This item can be shipped worldwide.