From the Foreword: “Here at last is the definitive book that traces the long and illustrious history of the Baccarat Company’s prodigious paperweight creations. Its pages reveal the firm’s important documents, its people and especially the company’s artistic production from its inception in 1764 to the present day." That statement by the prestigious paperweight expert George Kulles says it all.
This book is the only book devoted exclusively to Baccarat paperweight, antique and modern. It does so in exquisite detail, with about half the book allocated to antique paperweights and the other half to modern production. The book contains hundreds of examples, including a complete catalog of every limited edition contemporary paperweight made by Baccarat. The many pictures are supplemented with line drawings created by the author.
The book is extremely well researched and easy to read. It is full of facts about the Baccarat company, their paperweight makers, and the paperweights. It is especially important that this book identifies all of the limited edition paperweights made during the modern period starting in 1953. Readers will also find the book useful for its lists of terminology with accompanying illustrations.
You will find this book to be an invaluable reference, worthy being consulted over and over. This is an important book that every paperweight collector will cherish.