A magnificent "Daum Crystal" elephant in superb condition, one of a limited edition. 34cm long and 34cm tall and weighing in at 11.7kg. Made in France by Daum, the most artistic of luxury brands.
Created by Leroy Jean-Francois using a rare and ancient glassmaking technique - pate de cristal, this technique dates back to 5000 BC (pieces have been found in the tombs of pharaohs). In 1900, Daum rediscovered this technique which had been long forgotten, then further developed it in 1968.
The process of melting glass coupled with the meting wax technique that Daum has developed ensures a perfect reproduction of the original piece, just as the artist had imagined it. Today, Daum is the only crystal maker in the world able to use this exceptional material so perfectly, pate de cristal is a mutable substance which has translated every whim of the imagination of the master glassmakers for over a century, in this way, no two pieces are identical, because the fragments of the groisil blend and merge at will as the crystal melts. This mastery and constant research have resulted in world renowned masterpieces.