Swarovski SCS Endangered Wildlife Title PlaqueSwarovski Collectors Society906929
Product description:Designed by Heinz Tabertshofer For many people , the charismatic panda triggers feelings of endearment. It is not surprising, that it has become the symbol of the animal protection movement as the species being threatened by extinction. The charm of these adorable animals and their captivating movements are simply irresistible. This title plaque for the entire trilogy 2008 - 2010 comes in faceted clear crystal with unfaceted leaves in Light Peridot crystal. The name of the trilogy and paw prints of the featured animals are in white typeset. 3 5/16 x 1 5/8
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.