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Crystal glassware chandelier. Worker assembling a crystal glass chandelier. Crystal glass includes relatively high levels of lead oxide, which increases the sparkle of the glass. When used in chandeliers, electric lights illuminate the glass to produce a beautiful sparkling effect. This chandelier has been produced in the Baccarat glassware factory in Baccarat, France. The Baccarat company is a famous manufacturer of fine crystal glassware. The glassware industry in the town was founded in the 18th century, and the production of fine crystal glassware began in 1816.
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