This is the second time Gary Baseman has been commissioned to create a limited edition for the Mexican distiller (in 2011, he designed the “Luchador and Mermaid” bottle as part of the 1800 Essential Artist series bottle).
“I am incredibly honored to have had the opportunity to work with 1800 Tequila to create an iconic decanter to celebrate such a special spirit,” said Baseman. “This design exemplifies my appreciation of Mexican culture, craftsmanship and creativity. I hope that tequila aficionados everywhere will have the opportunity to experience 1800 Colección and that this special decanter will become coveted by art collectors and tequila lovers alike.”
For the project “1800 Colección”, Gary Baseman returned to his beloved mermaid figure, creating a 3-D cartoon version in pewter that elegantly embraces the shape of the bottle.
Do note this: only 40 decanters of the luxury tequila will be produced -coming in a hand-numbered bottle, along with a one-of-a-kind pewter decanter specially designed by artist Gary Baseman.