The connection between Bugatti and Lalique is deeply rooted in time. Both companies come from Alsace, and both households hosted a creative genius: René Lalique and Ettore Bugatti, who also happened to be good friends. Like the Molsheim-based luxury sports car manufacturer, Lalique also stands for refined craftsmanship and unique expertise. Today, both brands have united their creative forces and exquisite understanding of aesthetics to produce a series of limited-edition works of art aimed at discerning connoisseurs and art collectors all over the world.
The result of the collaboration is a limited-edition series of precious masterpieces: a crystal version of the Yawning Lioness, the Reclining Egyptian Wolf and the Mare. Standing out above them all is the famous Dancing Elephant, one of Rembrandt Bugatti’s finest works, which became the mascot of the famous Bugatti Royale when Ettore Bugatti had it mounted on its radiator to pay homage to his brother’s art.
Each piece is based on Rembrandt Bugatti’s original moulds and was crafted using the extraordinary lost-wax casting technique, which is only mastered by a select number of artists. Every piece is completely unique, modelled by master glassmakers with an unparalleled passion for detail.
In the whole history of art, it is he who best understood and represented the animal world in his sculptures, of which some 300 survive. His lions, panthers, giraffes and elephants can be found parading, in all their magnificence, in museums the world over and the private collections of wealthy enthusiasts. Created using the lost-wax technique, a rare and exceptional skill, and taking the original bronzes of the Egyptian wolf and the Lioness and a replica of the original plaster cast of the Mare as a basis, each of these pieces is unique – carved and sculpted by master glassmakers with an unmatched attention to detail.
These artistic recreations of the Mare, Reclining Egyptian wolf and Yawning lioness are available in limited editions of 8 original works, numbered and signed, and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.