In 1982, Swarovski issued Hot Air Balloons in the Swarovski Trimlite product line as part of the “Boutiques” theme group. These are some of the most well-liked pieces among our crystal fanatics.
They were available in 2 different sizes: 3″ and 3.5″ in height, 2 different metal finishes – gold and rhodium, and 2 different crystal colors: Crystal cal and Vitrail medium.
72403 – Trimlite Hot air balloon with gold-tone accents with a Crystal Cal balloon.
72404 – Hot air balloon with gold-tone accents with a Vitrail Medium balloon.
72405 – Hot air balloon in rhodium accents with a Crystal Cal balloon.
72406 – Hot air balloon in rhodium accents with a Vitrail Medium balloon.
All eight Hot Air Balloons retired in 1986. The 3″ hot air balloons retailed for $50 and the 3.5″ hot air balloons were priced at $80.
The Trimlilte logo, letter “T”, is stamped into the metal, and sometimes a logo may not be found at all, a common occurrence for issues in the early 80’s. The Trimlite balloons are sought after by crystal fanatics & often command high secondary market values.
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