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Monday, September 14, 2009

Bac"carat" x Chrome Hearts

King Louis XV of France gave Bishop de Montmorency-Laval of Metz permission to found a glassworks in the village of Baccarat, located in Lorraine (in eastern France), in 1764.

The first crystal oven went into operation at Baccarat on November 15, 1816. In 1823, King Louis XVIII of France commissioned a set of stemware. Since then, Baccarat has created stemware for the kings Charles X, Louis-Philippe, the Emperor Napoleon III, and the French presidents.

Almost two centuries later, Baccarat teams up with rebel luxury brand Chrome Hearts to create a Rock and Roll line of crystal pieces. Starting at $600, the collection is available at Chrome Hearts stores and select Baccarat stores.

(Baccarat is also a casino card game and it is believed to have been introduced into France from Italy during the reign of Charles VIII of France from 1483-1498).