Explore the inspiration behind the Selene Collection.
At Cumbria Crystal, we take inspiration from anywhere you can find beauty. Whether that is the stunning surroundings of our Lake District home reflected in the Grasmere and Helvellyn collections or the spirit of specific eras in our Regency and Boogie Woogie range.
The Selene crystalware collection is inspired by Greek mythology, with Selene being the goddess of the Moon. Also known as Mene, she is the daughter of the Titans Hyperion and Theia and sister of the sun god Helios and dawn goddess Eos.
It is said that Selene drives her moon chariot across the night sky, pulled by two horses; she guides the moon as it travels through the heavens and is regarded as the personification of the Moon itself.
Beauty is in the details.
Cumbria Crystal pays homage to the radiant beauty of Selene and the moon across this collection's cocktail glasses, whisky glasses, and crystal decanters. The twelve ornate hand-engraved opaque ovals adorning each piece depict the twelve phases of the lunar year and the journey of the moon around the Earth. Contrasted by exquisitely cut lines complimenting the soft lunar-inspired shapes, this collection can’t help but draw the eye.