This particular lighter is a special order piece, so please be advised that the handling time is around 5 months. Because this item is made-to-order, returns are not accepted. The item will need to be paid for to begin the commissioned work. As this piece is limited to only 8 pieces worldwide, production will begin at the point of payment. At Truphae, we will keep the buyer updated on all progress as the creation is being made. We are authorized dealers for S.T. Dupont, and this piece comes direct from the distributor. Any invoices and proof of purchase needed can be provided to the buyer at any point. Don't pass up the opportunity to own a very rare piece from the S.T. Dupont collection below the usual online price! Enjoy the peace of mind of purchasing from one of the most credible luxury goods sellers online!
Luis Alberto Quispe Aparicio follows a second generation family tradition, since 1968, in the creation of objects d'art and gemstone carving (also known as glyptography), an ancient art with roots from pre-Babylonian times. An engineer by profession, he grew up surrounded by art, sculpture, minerals & gemstones; artists, master carvers and jewelers were ingrained in his everyday life at his family studio in Lima, Peru, where he spent most of his formative years. His knowledge on precious stones was organically acquired during constant visits to mines around the world where he hunted for exceptional gemstones; making the quest for rarity and quality an exquisite lifetime pursuit. His art is characterized by the fusion of sculpting techniques and those of jewelry fabrication, the use of exceptional gemstones, the daring design and the flawless execution carried out by hand which is vital in order to give a soul to each creation. After mastering his craft, Quispe Aparacio moved to Paris in search for a new vision and to broaden his scope through the specialization in luxury goods. Examples of this can be seen in his collection "The Beast Within" which was inspired by the resounding influence nature has on man after Quispe Aparacio's numerous travels to Africa. Today, though, he travels the world in search for the rarest gemstones to incorporate into his work, his studio specializes in carving rub. The second hardest gemstone found on earth after the diamond, few artists have managed to successfully work with ruby as it requires advanced technique in vision, carving and polishing. His works are displayed in museums in the United States and Europe and enjoyed by private collectors around the world.
"Monsieur Os" Skull Dandy Lighter
His looks and dress are effortlessly elegant. He doesn't try to impress; he simply is a superior skull. His arrogance comes naturally, for he is placed securely high in society. His inheritance and the cares, responsibilities and duties that great wealth bring exemplify the qualities of a gentleskull who is a cut above the rest. Beau Brummel, I imagine, would have found very little fault with Monsieur Os.
S.T. Dupont and Luis Alberto Quispe Aparicio created an Object d'art lighter, designed to express the values and excellence of the Maison's lighter making legacy (or art of fire legacy). Indeed, for over 7 decades, S.T. Dupont's art of fire creations have been used by men of power and culture for whom elegance is valued in all things: the "Dandy". In collaboration with master stone carver, Luis Alberto, L'Aquart and Maison, S.T. Dupont have created the magnanimous collections with the Dandy Skull hand carved in obsidian, jasper and white agate. This piece is limited to only 8 pieces worldwide. The lighter features yellow gold finishes, black obsidian hat and suit, desert sage jasper skull, white agate & 1 diamond 1.5mm diameter in the shirt and bowtie. The chair is made of tiger's eye with a base made of petrified wood.
Fully working and ready to use.
Shipping note: We will keep the buyer updated with all progress through the creation of their special piece. As these are made-to-order, production will take around 5 months. Upon completion of payment, the commissioned work will begin and paperwork will be provided to the buyer as proof of purchase. As we are S.T. Dupont dealers, we will provide a 2 year warranty.
Comes with all boxes and papers!