“Masque de Femme” piano raises HK$ 11.7 million at China Guardian, Hong Kong
On the 30th of September, 2017, the “Masque de Femme” piano, a collaboration between Lalique and world renowned piano maker Steinway & Sons, raised HK$ 11.7 million (€1.3 million / $1.5 million) at China Guardian’s 5th anniversary Full Moon charity gala dinner in Hong Kong. This unique instrument took over two years of development, and is adorned with 1,043 individual crystals.
All net proceeds from the sale will benefit the Ai You Foundation for disadvantaged children in mainland China who suffer from congenital heart disease.
Silvio Denz, Chairman and CEO of Lalique, “Lalique decided to put this piano into auction because when you are fortunate in life you should also give back to those who are less fortunate, and to do a charity auction for such a piece we considered it was the right thing to do. We are proud to stand by the Ai You Foundation.”