Cane and millefiori paperweights were made during the 1845 to 1880 period.
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In some cases, the company name is etched into the crystal, but early pieces may simply bear a letter "B" and the year the piece was made.
Many Baccarat crystal pieces -- from decanters to perfume bottles and stemware -- are marked with a logo that also includes the company name.
It was the renowned Francoise Coty who launched the perfume bottle as we know it today, the famed Rene Lalique, who produced beautiful glassware, was commissioned by him to design firstly gold labels and then later the glass bottles themselves.
This commission transformed the perfume industry irrevocably, perfume bottle designs became increasingly stunning during the 1920’s and the 1930’s, in France alone there were over 400 manufacturers of glass bottles in the country; today there are merely three.
Although it is highly unlikely that today's collectors are going to find an Etruscan Albaster perfume bottle dating from 500 B. to add to their collection, there are many exquisite antique and vintage perfume bottles from the 18s available both on and off line.
While many collectors limit their collection of perfume bottles to pieces that fall into specific guidelines, there are many others that add to their collections simply because they like a piece.
Baccarat crystal's beginnings date back to before the 19th century, but it was in the mid-1800s when the company expanded its offerings beyond France to become known for making everything from quality perfume bottles to barware and even paperweights.
Since its early days, Baccarat marked its crystal pieces for proof of identification, but its marks and marking methods have changed over the years.
Beginning in the 1920s, many pieces were etched with a logo in a circle that included a sketch of a carafe, goblet and wine glass, as well as the words "Baccarat" and "France." The logo may be found on the bottom of stemware or a carafe, or perhaps even on a paper label somewhere on the piece, or on one piece of a set.
Modern laser etchings do not include the full logo; instead, they feature the word "Baccarat." Antique paperweights made by Baccarat may not feature a logo, as the logo didn't come along until the late 1800s.
The perfume bottle section of this top-selling price guide feature a nice variety of pieces commonly seen at auctions and shows.