Moser Celebrates 160 Years of Crystal Craft
Celebrating 160 years since its founding, Moser has created a unique anniversary collection of masterpieces inspired by its rich history, entitled MOSER 2017, which is being exhibited at London’s luxury tableware retailer, Thomas Goode, until September. For the occasion, the most important and timeless examples of Moser’s historical archives have been lovingly revived by contemporary masters using crystal craft and a unique colour palette meticulously handed down from generation to generation. These works of art have undergone the same procedures as the originals created over a hundred years ago.
At the centre of the exhibition is a gigantic Ludwig crystal chandelier, connecting the historical legacy of Ludwig Moser and his son, Leo, with the contemporary design and craftsmanship of Moser’s current master glassmakers and cutters. This work has been in the making for almost a year, with around forty people involved in its creation. The unique piece weighs 200kg and comprises of 133 drops of hand-blown and hand-cut crystal in the golden colour of Moser’s topaz, which are further decorated with oroplastic and painted with 24-karat gold. The chandelier’s arms are also thickly gilded in the same 24-karat gold. Due to the unique colours of Moser glass, originality and a distinctive style is evident from all viewing angles, turning the chandelier into a timeless work of art of exceptionally high quality.
Since the company’s inception in 1857, Moser’s world-famous crystal, decorative art and unique engravings have gained much admiration, and even today, are still sought out by exceptional personalities and many crowned heads all over the world. With such dazzling examples of craftsmanship on show at Thomas Goode, it’s really not hard to see why.