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Lalique, iconic luxury purveyor of fine crystal, previously famous for antique auctions, this week raised $460,000 for a contemporary, one-of-a-kind Cire Perdue (“lost wax” in French) decanter filled with The Macallan 64 year old whisky. The unique Cire Perdue technique has not been used since 1930, but was recently revived in honor of the 150th anniversary of René Lalique’s birth. Cire Perdue method is quite complex as it includes sculpting a design from a wax block, covering it in plaster and baking it until the wax melts. A mold is then created and filled with molten crystal. This record breaking auction, of which all proceeds will be donated to charity: water, proves that Lalique is still a leader in luxury and gives birth to a new era of Lalique collectors.

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