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Art in Craft: Baccarat


From the Imperial House of Japan to the White House, Baccarat has become one of the most legendary makers of fine crystal, crafting tableware for kings and presidents, and collaborating with the world's most innovative designers to create objects of enduring beauty.

At the Baccarat factory, crystal blowers, cutters, engravers and gilders have been honing their talent to attain sheer perfection. 

It takes 15 years to master the techniques, tap the infinite possibilities for sculpting crystal. Baccarat boasts the highest number of award-winning Best Craftsmen in France, more than any other French luxury house.  

The movements and gestures are centuries old, but Baccarat ingenious craftsmanship has always stood at the leading edge of innovation.

 Unique and timeless know-how which, from freehand cutting to brush applied raised relief gilding, translates tradition into creation.

Baccarat & Gump's 

Gump’s significant role in supporting contemporary artists dates back to the 1870s, and we continue that tradition to this day. Carefully selected for their unique and innovative creations, our designers, like Baccarat, are among the finest in the industry. Shop our Baccarat collection online or at

135 Post Street in San Francisco.