Place mouse over image for a view of all three bears. Designed by Anton Hirzinger. This magnificent sculpture captures the beauty and power of the Polar Bear. Siku means “ice” in the native language of the Inuit, the Arctic’s indigenous people. Ice is symbolic of the vital climate conditions necessary to sustain the polar bears’ existence in the wild. The faceted Crystal Moonlight shows exceptional brilliance and evokes this endangered species’ icy habitat. The eyes and nose gleam in Jet crystal. Exclusively available for SCS members in 2011 only, Siku comes with a Blue Aurora Borealis crystal title plaque, certificate of authenticity and gloves. View the entire 2011 SCS Collection.
Product description:Designed by Anton Hirzinger.The polar bear is the world's largest bear and carnivore. It is native to the Arctic Ocean and its surrounding seas.Fully faceted Crystal Moonlight Polar Bear. Eyes and nose are in unfaceted Jet crystal.Title Plaque 2011 is included with the Annual Edition. Title Plaque is in a faceted Blue Aurora Borealis crystal featuring the name of the Annual Edition and the year in white typeset.
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.