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Baccarat Crystal, located in Baccarat, France has manufactured glassware since 1764. Originally production consisted of mirrors and windowpanes until 1816 when crystal ovens were produced. During this time, Baccarat employed more than 3000 workers. In 1823, Baccarat began its first commission, which led to a series of commissions for royalty throughout the world. During the late 1800s, Baccarat’s expanded in scope and the company began producing chandeliers, barware, perfume bottles, glass paperweights, and quality stemware.  Baccarat’s perfume bottles became the strongest area of production for the company. They produced over 4000 a day. With the end of the Imperial Era in 1867, Japanese imports began to have a stronger influence on Baccarat's work.
Baccarat crystal adorns the world’s largest chandelier and lines the staircase of the Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul. In 1948, Baccarat created an American subsidiary in New York City. Stores are located in California, Connecticut, New York City, and Las Vegas. In 1993, Baccarat began making jewelry and expanded into perfume. Since being acquired by Starwood Capital Group in 2005, Baccarat announced its expansion into luxury hotels, which feature the company’s crystal chandeliers.

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