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Guerlain Bees Paris

We recently worked with Full Blown Metals to gold plate 37 stainless steel bees for the House of Guerlain in Paris. Guerlain is a French Perfume House founded in 1828 & is one of the oldest in the world, the bee being the symbol of the house.

The founder of Guerlain, Pierre-François Pascal Guerlain, created perfume for the wife of French Emperor Napoleon III, Empress Eugénie de Montijo. Guerlain also went on to create perfumes for Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom & Queen Isabella II of Spain.

These stainless steel bees were inflated then mirror polished before being brush electroplated by hand to match a specific gold sample that had to be first approved by Guerlain. Now completed, 35 out of the original 37 bees are now hanging in the reception area of the House of Guerlain in Paris.

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