Few companies can boast about being founded by royalty: Baccarat is one of them. Established in 1764 by King Louis XV of France in the town of Baccarat, the crystal glass company operates to this day from one of the oldest glass factories in France. The expert craftsmanship behind its exquisite tableware, glassware and chandeliers has been admired and praised since the late XVIIIth century. Over the centuries, queens, sultans, emperors and presidents have commissioned Baccarat pieces to decorate their homes and their tables. To this day, many Baccarat works of glass are on display in the world’s most prestigious restaurants and hotels and part of many private residences’ interior decor. The brand has also created two museums to display its most marvellous historic items. Having a set of Baccarat wine glasses, tumblers, or a statement vase is having an echo of grand celebrations in the Versailles Palace or the Alexander Palace in one’s home. Truly the pinnacle of luxury, Baccarat’s pieces are utterly timeless and will elevate any glassware collection.