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Crystal Amber Giraffe
Crystal Amber Giraffe
 
Item #: 4091
$4,395
15" tall
Limited Edition
No. 172/1000

Daum re-discovered the technique of pate de verre in 1968, which is what they are most famous for today. This rare and ancient process, dating back to 5000 B.C, is extremely difficult to master; however, the pieces produced by this method have a texture, substance, and softness simply not attainable any other way. It is actually a paste made of crystal with a 30% lead content. It originates from speciatal melted and brlly produced batches of crysoken into smaller pieces. Several factors have a bearing on the final color, including the size of the fragments, proportions, chemical reaction between certain minerals, and the rate of increase and decrease in temperature within the kilns.
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