Baccarat is a French crystal so fine, most glass collectors consider it art glass. Baccarat has produced quality stemware, perfume bottles, chandeliers and paperweights for more than two centuries. One of the newer lines of Baccarat is crystal jewellery. From 1860 to about 1936, all Baccarat production was marked, and much stemware continues to be marked. Some Baccarat stemware patterns have continued for more than 100 years, so some are marked and some are not. Harcourt is a cut pattern made from 1825 to present. If you have Baccarat stemware, identification of the pattern name should be relatively easy.
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Look on the bottom of a stem held to the light to see the acid-etched Baccarat circle mark to confirm the crystal stemware is Baccarat. If the stemware is not marked, confirm to your satisfaction that it is Baccarat; otherwise, your search time may be wasted. Tap the stem and listen for a long, resonant sound that indicates Baccarat crystal.
Check the Baccarat website to see if your pattern is still in production. The website provides photos of the silhouette shapes of current production, and gives the size for comparison.
Locate line drawings online at Replacements, Ltd. to see discontinued Baccarat shapes. Click on the solid blue sidebar to see several shapes at one time to identify the pattern name.
Continue to search for your Baccarat pattern name on a crystal stemware matching website like Silver Queen that provides pictures of patterns not in stock.
Refer to a stemware identification book like “Crystal Stemware: Identification Guide” that provides line drawings of shapes by company name. Several Baccarat patterns look nearly identical in the book, and if you have one of these, you may still need to do more research to identify which pattern you have.
Take digital photos and measurements of your Baccarat crystal stemware if you do not find the pattern name or if you cannot confirm your pattern name. Save the photo in .jpg format, no larger than 100 kb. Send the information to the Replacements website to ask for assistance in identification.
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