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Lot 10: DAUM FRANCE FINE AND LARGE RHINOCEROS
27 October 2016
Palm Beach, FL, USALive Auction
Description: Property of A Gentleman: A Large and impressive limited edition Daum rhinoceros, designed by Jean-Francois Leroy. 9.5 " by 16 " Pâte de cristal is a rare and ancient glassmaking technique, which dates back to 5000 bc (pieces have been found in the tombs of pharaohs). In 1900, Daum rediscovered this technique that had been long forgotten, then further developed it in 1968. The process of melting glass coupled with the lost 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 produce this exceptional material so perfectly. Pâte 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 groisil blend and merge at will as the crystal melts. This mastery and constant research have resulted in world renowned masterpieces.
Condition Report: Very good condition with no chips. Please sign up at ablevys.com for our email updates. Thank you, Albert Levy Albert@ablevys.com 561.827.0652