Beside being worldwide famous singer, Elton John is also wll known for his international non-profit organization funding direct patient care services and AIDS prevention education. Now, Elton John AIDS Foundation teamed up with one of the world’s best-known manufacturers of crystal – Lalique to raise money for the charity. Through the premier online auction house – Paddle8, the Rocket Man will offer collection of seven exceptional crystal sculptures: three limited editions and four unique pieces to raise money to fight the global HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Three pieces from the collection – ELTON JOHN MUSIC IS LOVE FOR LALIQUE includes a crystal angel in a limited run of 999 worldwide which retails for $1,800, while only 499 red crystal hearts priced at $1,800 were produced. A clear crystal heart, of which 999 were made, will sell for $1,200. They are available to buy from September 10 at Lalique’s boutiques nationwide and select retailers. Ten per cent of the sales from these will go to the EJAF.
The masterpiece of the collection, the unique Angel Cire Perdue in clear and red crystal, together with three additional unique special editions of the standing Angel and Heart, will be auctioned off by Paddle8 at the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s annual Academy Awards Viewing Party on February 28, 2016. These special pieces will be available online in the weeks leading up to the live auction and accessible via Paddle8.com and Paddle8’s free iPhone app, which is used by Paddle8’s global community of 500,000 collectors. Paddle8 co-founder Alexander Gilkes will also serve as live auctioneer for the third consecutive year at the viewing party.