The famed French house of Remy Martin has offered up its the LOUIS XIII Limited Edition Le Jeroboam crystal decanter this week, to be auctioned up for charity.
From an exclusive collection limited to only one hundred decanters, the LOUIS XIII Le Jeroboam (#13 of 100) is the only decanter of the global series offered in the U.S. The 3-liter decanter is currently being auctioned at CharityBuzz.com, in support of The Ruby Peck Foundation for Children's Education.
Named in honor of the French monarch who exuberantly proclaimed the talents and expertise of the House of Rémy Martin, the Jeroboam is four times the capacity of the original LOUIS XIII crystal decanter, and was individually fashioned by a team of nine master crystal craftsmen at Cristallerie de Sèvres in France.
- a Limousin oak wood chest, the same oak used to age LOUIS XIII Grande Champagne Cognac
- a handcrafted Le Jeroboam crystal decanter
- a winemaker's pipette, decorated with the LOUIS XIII fleur-de-lys icon -- a specially designed tool used to draw LOUIS XIII Cognac from the 3-liter decanter
- a Four Cellar Master crystal glasses and a display tray, designed by artist Christophe Pillet
- an invitation for four to visit the House of Rémy Martin in Cognac, France
- a letter from Cellar Master Mme. Pierrette Trichet revealing the LOUIS XIII tasting ritual, including proper use of the pipette
- a LOUIS XIII collector's book
- a certificate of authenticity
The set is valued at $26,000; and as of press time is sitting at $16,000 in the auction. The auction closes on December 19th at 3 p.m. EST.
For more info or to place a bid, visit CharityBuzz.com.