Limited edition of 8
H: 98.4" L: 43.3" W: 33.5"
454 lbs (With the base)
• Sculpture in crystal and patinated bronze
• Eyes in yellow sapphires and onyx, mounted
on yellow gold (1.7 carat yellow sapphires)
• Polished Zimbabwe black granite base
Well-renowned on the international scene for her bird sculptures, Madeleine van der Knoop observes her subject closely—down to the most minute details— before beginning a sketch of her work, where movement occupies a primordial dimension.
From this collaboration between Daum and van der Knoop is born a sumptuous piece in crystal paste. A symbol of glory, power, and victory, the Royal Eagle is considered the bird of the gods in mythology, and thus has become an allegory for spiritual elevation.
"L'Aigle Prestige" in Daum's signature paste crystal exhibits an exceptional mastery of the lost wax technique. The crystal sculpts the light that bounces off of it and highlights all the force and beauty of this imposing raptor and its dominating presence.