The 1993 Inspiration Africa Annual Edition Elephant was the first issue in the Swarovski ‘Inspiration Africa’ Trilogy. Designed by Martin Zendron, it is 3.38 inches x 4.5 inches x 3 inches in size.
The Elephant was Introduced at Disney World during the Swarovski Gala in Orlando.
It bears the Swan logo, as well as the Designer’s initials, and retailed at $325.
Issue date: 1993 / Retired 1993.
I have seen its Secondary Market Current Value as high as $800; at one time, the Elephant did command a valuation that high, and even more, but times have changed.
And the latest selling values on eBay for the Elephant verify as much.
$167.50 No Cert
$290.00 COA No Box
MIB $413.88 Signed by Artist
Just a note: Issues personally ‘Signed by the Artist’ (not the issued imprint of the artist’s initials) often will sell for a 10-15% premium, but this is not always the case. Some of our Crystal Fanatics believe that the signature adds value while others believe that the signature deflects from the beauty of the piece.
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