Baccarat Marks 250th Anniversary with Crystal Chess Set
The Harcourt Chessgame features hand-cut figures shaped in the form of the king's crown, the hem of the queen's robes and the bishop's miter, and only 50 sets have been produced in total. The pieces were inspired by Baccarat's Harcourt drinking glass design known for its distinctive stem shape, states a news report.
The pieces are made from clear and midnight-blue crystal. The Baccarat House signature color red is represented via a ruby square placed at the base of the chessboard.
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