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Rückl crystal brings elegance to everyday moments and special occasions through original design and top quality. Building on tradition, Rückl contributes to the renaissance of Czech glassmaking craft. 

Freedom Candle by Aňa Geislerová

CZK 1,694

Hand-cut crystal candle from Amnesty International Collection.

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Rückl for Amnesty International

To mark the 60th Anniversary of the founding of Amnesty International, Rückl and Amnesty International are joining forces to create two sizes of “Freedom Candle” one of which will be auctioned and the other sold online, both to benefit Amnesty International. The century-old Rückl craft now shines in the context of contemporary design by Rony Plesl, Rückl’s Art director. Each crystal candle with a representation of Amnesty’s logo is mouth-blown, hand-cut and hand-painted with real gold and then filled with an aromatic organic soybean wax from an original formula.

20% of the sales price (without VAT) from each candle is donated to Amnesty International.

Delivery time

Our cutters have full hands with your orders, so you may need to wait a bit for Rückl products. It will not take more than 14 days and we promise it will be worth waiting.

Product type
Candle
Color
clear & gold
Volume
200 ml
Dimensions
9 cm
Design
Aňa Geislerová
Material
Lead-free crystal with genuine gold

Czech actress Aňa Geislerová joined the Freedom Candle project for the Czech Republic, having designed the motif of flying seagulls in the sky on cut crystal.

“For me, the sky symbolizes freedom, its open space and free-flying birds,” the actress explains. “Looking at the sky gives us hope, the sense of not being limited by anything, that every storm will pass and a ray of light will ultimately emerge from every darkness. The six hand-cut seagulls should evoke the six ‘forgotten prisoners’ that were the reason for the founding of Amnesty International. The gold cuts represent the barbed wire that is a part of the Amnesty International logo.”

Aňa Geislerová, Czech actress

The crystal candles from the Freedom Candle collection with a distinct pattern prove the master skills of glassmakers, cutters and painters from the Rückl Glassworks in the Central Bohemian town of Nižbor. Each candle passes through dozens of hands – from mouth-blowing into a wooden form, to hand-cutting of the individual motifs to painting with pure gold. 

Subsequently, the cut-crystal holder is manually filled with wax. Thanks to their unique design, the Freedom Candle collection will become a beautiful centerpiece in any interior that symbolizes those values most needed in today’s world.