The Peruvian Luis Alberto Quispe represents the second generation of a family of gemstone carvers, an art that dates back to the pre-Babylonian period. The boldness of his designs, the quality of the gemstones that he uses and his technique influenced by the refinement of jewelry-making are expressed superbly in his impressive work.
The first of a collection of four seasons eggs, the Winter Egg is inspired from the 1913 Faberge Winter Egg which was a Gift Nicholas II to Maria Feodorovna.
It features hand carved Rock Crystal and white Calcite, sublimed with diamonds, sapphires and silver snowflakes.
This particular lighter is a prototype, limited edition X/X. It comes with generic ST Dupont packaging, as it was created to be the studio piece for photography, but not for the public market. We now exclusively have this prototype available for only the most serious collectors.