These amazing crystal eggs are hand crafted in France.They exist in bronze, nickel or gold plated 24 carat. Content inside sold separately (perfume bottle and caviar).
Everything starts with the slowly-evolving design, which is passed on to the crystal glass works.A wooden mold is then made, around which the desired shape will be blown by mouth, in crystal with a lead content varying between 24 and 30% depending on requirements. In the workshop, Franck Benito traces the main lines of the sculpture onto the uncut form.
The form is then milled by hand to cut out the rough design. The cutting is then refined, the patterns channeled out more and more deeply, to the very breaking point of the crystal, to bring forth the most brilliant sheen with increasingly fine polishing wheels. Once the cut is finished, it needs to be polished, either with felt polishing wheels, or in an acid bath for a very carefully monitored period.
For color pieces, the initial form, always blown in « white » crystal, is covered, whilst hot, in a thin, extra layer of crystal colored with pigment. Then it is cut like other pieces, sometimes only retaining some cabochons, medallions or facets.
In the Picture: Diamond Cut Eggs: N1 in Green - N3 in Red. Star Cut Egg: N2 in Blue.
Characteristics: Pieces sold separately. Comes in gold or nickel; with star or diamond cut and in four variations of color.
Height: 10" | Diameter: 4" | Handmade in France | Free Shipping
ITEMS ARE MADE TO ORDER.Take approximately 6-12 weeks for manufacturing and shipping. Earlier delivery may be possible we will inform you when your order is confirmed.