Vintage Baccarat at Watson Kennedy

March 23, 2012

20120323-074141.jpg 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.

20120323-074606.jpg 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.

20120323-074816.jpg 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.

20120323-075612.jpg The weight of the decanters is quite something. The beauty of it empty or full is exceptional.

20120323-075858.jpg 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.