About the Artist:
Swarovski AG is an Austrian producer of luxury-cut lead glass, headquartered in Wattens, Austria. The company is split into two major industry areas: the Swarovski Kristall business unit that primarily works with luxury items, fashion design crystals and high-end optics such as telescopes; and, the Tyrolit business unit that manufactures bonded abrasives as well as concrete sawing and drilling machinery.
The Swarovski Kristall unit range includes crystal glass sculptures and miniatures, jewelry and couture, home décor, and chandeliers. It is best known for its small animal figurines, which have loyal and longstanding collectors and fans.
This stunning luxury-cut, clear lead glass crystal eagle figurine is a unique piece from the late 1980s. The figurine comes in two pieces: an oval stand with an upright central perch, and the figurine of the eagle itself, with flapping wings and clutching claws. The eagle claws rest on the oval perching base in front, which cause the near circular tail of the eagle to press against the base to keep the figurine balanced.
The three primary crystals that form the eagle’s body and wings are large and faceted. The head, claws and tail are beautifully rendered. On the flat oval clear platform rests the faceted crystal of the perch. The base has a small piece of clear glass with the word “©ZOO” on it.
This gorgeous figuring is in great vintage condition, with minimal marks or scratches.
This two-piece Swarovski eagle would make for a great gift for family or friend, or for those that collect Swarovski crystal figurines or miniatures in general. If you’re a collector, then this shimmering eagle is a must-have for your collection.