The doublé crystal technique again shines in this remarkable centerpiece. Catherine Wheel displays an outer layer in colored glass and an inner layer in clear crystal. The cut of the first layer reveals the clear crystal, creating an unusual contrast between the two strata. Evoking a wind vane, this piece is inspired by a type of circular firework: when lit, an angled rocket mounted with a pin through its center rotates quickly, emitting a display of sparks and colorful flames.
- Full-lead crystal handcrafted in Portugal.
- Dimensions: 17 1/3" W x 4" H
- About Vista Alegre:
Founded in 1824, the Vista Alegre Porcelain Factory was the first industrial unit dedicated to producing porcelain in Portugal. Over its long history, the Vista Alegre brand, which has always been intimately associated with Portuguese history and culture, has achieved unparalleled recognition and visibility.
Public recognition, perceived quality and the company’s investment in innovation and design have turned Vista Alegre into one of the very few Portuguese luxury brands to achieve iconic status on a worldwide level.
Having adopted rigorousness, sophistication and versatility as its core values, Vista Alegre has been able to harmoniously combine tradition and modernity, and remain attuned to cultural trends. Vista Alegre products reflect the most recent design trends and are manufactured according to the highest quality and functionality standards. In addition to using state-of-the-art production techniques, the porcelain factory also employs 17 hand painters, who are responsible for decorating the pieces produced.