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18th century
French 18th century blown glass Pitcher

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MB Antique

19th century
Baccarat, yellow opaline vase

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Sebl'Antic

20th century
Lamp signed DAUM, 1910-1915

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L'Escalier de cristal

20th century
Masonic cup "Graal". 1912

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L'Escalier de cristal

17th century
Glass  Posdam 1680-90

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L'Escalier de cristal

18th century
Bohème, circa 1710

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L'Escalier de cristal

19th century
L'Abandon d'Ariane

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L'Escalier de cristal

19th century
Loetz (Lötz) vase ca.1898

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L'Escalier de cristal

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Ancient glassware and crystal ware

Glass was invented in the Middle East circa 1500 BCE. The finest glassware was produced in Europe at the dawn of the Renaissance. It came from Venice, in Italy, particularly from the Island of Murano. Resembling rock crystal, this glass was called cristallo. As of the seventeenth century, Bohemian glass appeared and, as it was more rigid, it could be cut and wheel engraved. In France, the Royal Glass Works (Verrerie Royale) of St Louis in Lorraine only discovered the secret of working crystal at the end of the eighteenth century.

Over time, the manufacturing and decoration techniques evolved. Crystal could be blown and moulded, producing pieces of extraordinary quality. Saint-Louis and Baccarat became the famous temples of traditional crystal ware. As of the nineteenth century, a set of glasses in crystal became a great classic of the table arts.