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Offline Margi

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Is this baccarat?? - yes Laurier pattern
« on: September 12, 2009, 03:45:58 PM »
Hello again everyone today I came across this gorgeous item.  It is of superb quality is quite heavy to the touch even the stopper.  It caught my eye from a stall and so after the touchy feely episode (with the glass of course) I was told it was Baccarat.  Now it isn't signed but after researching I have found out that Baccarat glass was not signed prior to 1939 but would have had a number.  It does have a very fine number of 721 and can only be seen when tipping this item to the light.
It has a very light yellow colour to it and then goes to a beautiful orangy pink colour.  The base is smooth but with a slight concave this is where the 721 is.  The edge of the base has wear marks and the bottom of the bottle has a small tiny chip.  The stopper has a chip and the rim has had a repair to it.
I don't know why but I smelt inside the bottle it reasonably nice but a cross of aftershave/perfume maybe and a little musty at the same time.
I am quite excited about this item so I suppose what I wish to know is  - Is it Baccarat and how old is it and what was it made for.  Please excuse the base picture I could not get a good shot for the want of trying.

Margi


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Re: Is this baccarat??
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2009, 04:01:47 PM »
It is a long time since I visited the Baccarat museum, but my gut feeling is that this is not Baccarat.
Unfortunately, I cannot tell you what it is! This is one of the most annoying thing about glass identification - it is much easier to say what something is not, than actually to say what it is!

Someone will probably recognise it, and apologies both to you and the Baccarat experts if I'm wrong. ;)
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Re: Is this baccarat??
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2009, 04:06:31 PM »
Thank you aa I have a feeling that it is but ofcourse I could also be wrong  ;) may I also add that I did actually purchase this in France not that this has anything to do with the id of this item but I would say it does increase its authentification by a minute percent (hopefully).

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Re: Is this baccarat??
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2009, 04:16:58 PM »
Hi

I'm not too expert with the pressed glass Baccarat and I'd hate to disagree with Adam

but it does look very like the Laurier pattern c1916

cheers

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Re: Is this baccarat??
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2009, 04:33:52 PM »
Hi
I'm not too expert with the pressed glass Baccarat and I'd hate to disagree with Adam
but it does look very like the Laurier pattern c1916
cheers
Mike

Well
apologies both to you and the Baccarat experts if I'm wrong. ;)

by "Baccarat experts" I was really thinking of Mike, so I am happy to stand corrected.  ;)
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Re: Is this baccarat??
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2009, 05:06:46 PM »
Thank you Mike I know which direction to head off to.

Margi


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Re: Is this baccarat??
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2009, 05:50:34 PM »
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Re: Is this baccarat??
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2009, 05:58:01 PM »
Thank you Dirk  :clap: I had just spent the last hour or so searching for it.

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Re: Is this baccarat?? - yes Laurier pattern
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2009, 10:14:03 AM »
I believe that unusual color is called Rose Tiente and to some collectors is more important than the pattern.


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Re: Is this baccarat?? - yes Laurier pattern
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2009, 11:26:39 AM »
Thank you Ron I wasn't quite sure if it was rose teinte or amber teinte it really depends how the light catches it.  This shall be getting sold as much as I love it but we are saving for our wedding  :D

 

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