Dating baccarat marks
Baccarat paperweights were identified by the following markings, the letter B and the date following it.
Sometimes an additional letter followed the date to signify the glassmaker's name. The B is in red while the 1 and 4 are in blue, the 8 and 6 are in red in color. The B is in blue with the 1 in green, 8 and 7 are in blue, and the 4 is red in color. The B is blue while the 1 and 4 are green and the 8's are in red. There is no letter B in the front; the 1 and 4 are green, the 8 and 9 are in red.
A few price value examples follow: A 1847 paperweight has very tightly packed cut canes inside a paperweight.
Average price value: 3,000.00 dollars A paperweight dates 1850 has a glass butterfly in the center, with a circular border of millefiori canes. Mary Haberstroh lives in Tucson, Arizona and she is a collector of millefiori paperweights.
Below is a brief list of a few Baccarat millefiori paperweights: An 1853 paperweight has canes with elaborate floral designs closely packed at the base of the paperweight.
Commonly known as the L'Eglise Baccarat, this paperweight was originally set in the foundation of the Baccarat Church.
She can be reached at: [email protected] Clichy Paperweights Etched and Engraved Glass of the Netherlands Identifying Nineteenth Century English Paperweights: White Friars, Stourbridge, Bristol, Bacchus and Sons Identifying Nineteenth Century Saint Louis Paperweights Identifying Nineteenth Century Pennsylvania Glass Paperweights: Gillinder, Challinor and Taylor, W.
Like the Italian paperweights, concentric circles were made from the canes to form all kinds of designs in the paperweights.
Canes were both in floral and star shape but Baccarat also came out with something called the silhouette cane, meaning that the silhouette shape of a person or animal appeared in the center of the cane.
These canes were utilized in many paperweights, frequently mixed with the floral and star canes, packed close together.
By 1846, Baccarat perfected the design of millefiori paperweights, often incorporating animal silhouette canes and making perimeter borders of canes around a central flower, fruit, or animal design in the crystal paperweight.
For a brief period following the eighteenth century, Baccarat decreased production of these paperweights but the manufacture of them revived in 1953 and became highly sought after collectibles.
A paperweight known as the Stardust paperweight is dated 1848 and has grayish white canes forming the carpet background and silhouette and star canes spread at regular intervals on the foreground.