Shagreen Box

Shagreen Box

Availability: In stock

Ref: 601-SHA

£445.00
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    Rays, close relatives of the shark, have a skin that makes tough, durable leather. So tough, the Japanese made armour out of it. Much favoured in the Art Deco period it polishes to give a smoothly tactile, slightly textured finish. Working with real Shagreen (not faux shagreen) is highly specialised, so a Shagreen box of this quality is something rare, beautiful and will be handed down the generations. In the past the edges were made of ivory, but nowadays bone is used instead for the contrast...
    Rays, close relatives of the shark, have a skin that makes tough, durable leather. So tough, the Japanese made armour out of it. Much favoured in the Art Deco period it polishes to give a smoothly tactile, slightly textured finish. Working with real Shagreen (not faux shagreen) is highly specialised, so a Shagreen box of this quality is something rare, beautiful and will be handed down the generations. In the past the edges were made of ivory, but nowadays bone is used instead for the contrast edges. Box is 15 x 11 x 8cm high and has a soft lining.
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    UK Standard Delivery (Royal Mail Tracked 48) £4.99

    NEXT DAY UK & CI Royal Mail Special Delivery (Delivered next day if ordered before 1.00pm) £9.95

    Europe via Airsure or Tracked, under 1kg £18 , 1-2 kg  £28

    Rest of World Airsure or Tracked, under 1kg £20, 1kg+ £50

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