...In this auction you are bidding on the last and rarest crystal figurine in a set of three Collectable Lalique Angel Maliziosios that were created exclusively for the Elton John AIDS Foundation. This rare item was designated as Lalique's 1998 Collectors Society piece, which is marked clearly on the front of the box. Sculpted in Satin Crystal, this Very Limited Edition "Angel Of Hope" from the 1998 Elton John Collection, with hand-painted 24-karat gold enameling, is signed "Lalique - France" on the base and is also designated with the number "4215" which matches the number on the original outer cardboard sleeve that covers/protects the original box. The angel measures approximately 3-1/4 inches tall x 2-1/2 inches wide. The box measures approximately 4 inches tall x 3-1/2 inches wide x 3-1/2 inches deep and weighs about 12 ounces. This item is in Gem Mint Condition and is contained in it's original LALIQUE gift box and also includes the original matching numbered outer protective sleeve/cover, original control inspection paper and original insert card. This is one of the many interesting items that I recently picked up at a Palm Beach Estate sale that I now have up for auction.

... A Brief History Of The Elton John Angels :

Inspired by the great Italian painting and sculpture allegories which adorn cathedral ceilings,
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