Peaceful, easy going and wise - this tortoise comes in fully faceted crystal and Jet crystal eyes. The legs contrast with the body as they are made in unfaceted crystal. The Golden Teak crystal shell on the tortoise’s back gleams in shades of golden brown.
2 1/16" x 7/8"
Swarovski TortoiseSwarovski Crystal954679
Product description:The tortoise is often depicted as peaceful, wise and easygoing. Fully faceted tortoise with Golden Teak crystal shell. Legs in unfaceted clear crystal, Jet crystal eyes.
Born to a glass cutter in North Bohemia, today a part of the Czech Republic, young Daniel Swarovski completed a two-year apprenticeship in his father's small factory. Here, he gained expertise in cutting glass.
During this time, in 1892, he invented a machine that revolutionized the process of crystal cutting. He filed for patents soon after. In 1895, he founded the company Swarovski. He realized that he needed more water, power and a factory building in order for his plans to manifest. In addition, he needed to move away from competitiors to keep his inventions a secret. So, he chose to settle in Wattens, Tyrol.
In 1976, the first Silver Crystal Mouse was the first ever figurine created using chandelier parts. Representative of the Olympic Winter Games taking place in Innsbruck at the time, it also marked a historical step forward in the world of crystal. A Replica Mouse is available today.