Bookmarks that tell precious stories
A hand is the essence of action: it grasps, creates and sometimes you could say that it thinks. When it is at rest it is not an inanimate tool, left there on the table or abandoned, lifeless: habit, instinct, and will-to-act whirl within it, and it’s easy to predict the gesture it will soon make...creating a new universe, leaving its traces everywhere. The handiwork transforms along with the material it is transforming, along with the shapes that it brings to life. (Henri Focillon, Éloge de la main)
Our bookmarks are coaxed out of a sheet of solid silver that we draw upon, cut, brush, polish, engrave – all by hand. The last passage is oxidation, gold-plating or enameling. Each bookmark is a unique, unrepeatable and exclusive gem, signed and numbered, and carefully placed in a special box designed to exalt the precious qualities of the artistic workmanship.
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Damn am I satisfied. I´m realy impressed by the grade of detail. The small discrepancy on one of the big toes I take for a proof of the unique workpiece. I also like the discreet engraving on the backside as well as the book. The vivid impression of your manufactory gives me a better understanding of the effort and care with wich my personal silverleaf came to be.