Royal Love glasses by Remigijus Kriukas
The love story of Barbara Radziwill and Sigismund Augustus, unforgettable for almost five hundred years, finds echoes in new generations. It sounds in many shades during different times, inspires the struggle for freedom, awakens patriotic feelings, evokes many debates without leaving anyone indifferent. The eternal dilemma of love and power, the challenge of feelings to the mind and pragmatism, the triumph of love and beauty in which death has the final say. (Rasa Baškienė, “Bernardines” )
After a secret marriage, Sigismund Augustus was preparing to leave Vilnius for half a year to coordinate the legalization of marriage with Polish nobles. Leaving Barbara in the care of trusted subordinates, he ordered to make a set of clear glass utensils kept in a special box from which the key was entrusted to a faithful servant. The dishes were only for Barbara’s food and drink, protecting her from poison attempts.
The two glasses created for the new romantic design collection “Secret Love” are a collaboration between the glass artist Remigijus Kriukas and the author of the project idea, artist Julia Janus.
The design of the cups symbolizes the dilemma of masculine and feminine origin, power and love.
Set of 2 pcs.
Production time up to 4 weeks.