Vintage Baccarat at Watson KennedyMarch 23, 2012
Often times the vintage goods that I decide to bring into the shops stems from a love of a certain type of item or something I personally collect. Usually it is both. My collection of vintage Baccarat decanters began years ago and started as a gift from my sister when she was living in Palm Beach.
I have continued to find and add to the collection over the years, and recently thought it would be cool to start a small, but growing vintage Baccarat section at Watson Kennedy.
I am not limiting it to decanters, as there are so many other glorious goods the company has produced. Since 1764, when King Louis XV of France gave permission to found a glassworks in the village of Baccarat, the company has been creating some of the world’s finest crystal.
The weight of the decanters is quite something. The beauty of it empty or full is exceptional.
I particularly like the ashtrays on a desk holding stamps or a bit of Santa Maria Novella or Cote Bastide potpourri. Look for the collection to grow, as I find more on my travels.