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Subject: France Daum Crystal SAHARA CACTUS with marble base

Condition: excellent no scratches,chips or cracks with original certificate

"Sahara" El 117 Hilton McConnico1987 limited edition 224

Carries the signature of authenticity Daum France to the side of the cactus

Dimension: marble base approx 19" L x 5" W

clear crystal bowl approx 12" L

total approx 5 1/5" High

Weight: heavy approx 11.5 LB

Color: natural green

Designer: Hilton McConnico

Daum Crystal The masterpiece of SAHARA CACTUS was exclusively introduced by Daum. "Pate de Verre" rare material that dates back thousands of years to ancient Egyptian who used it to fashion small objects, such as pearl and charms in an attempt to imitate precious stones Daum crystal are elaborated In the process of "lost wax" which is made of crushed crystal, colored by various metallic oxides that are mixed and poured in a moulds - lost wax moulds taken from sculpted models , and then placed in a furnace and brought up to extremely high temperatures for ten days. This binds and vitrifies the mixture and once cooled, the mould is broken open revealing the Tran lucidity, which comes the charm unique to this art form. Daum has been synonymous with creativity in the art of glassmaking since
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