|Our most requested birthday greeting. A true masterpiece in design, color and gilding. A must give to anyone whose birthday you want to celebrate with a grand gift and most thoughtful gesture. Our Dragonfly birthday greeting is a pure delight!
Renaissance master works of illumination, so prized by Gilded Age magnates JP Morgan and Henry Clay Frick are the inspiration for our namesake birthday greeting. The bold capital letters that dominate this card are surrounded by extensive amounts of layered shell gold. All painstakingly hand applied, just as it was in renaissance times. True to the period the pigments used in this work have been hand ground and chosen specifically for this card.
Each limited edition "The Gilded Age Birthday" card is signed and numbered by the artist, prepared as ordered either with your custom sentiment or blank leaves to be penned by the hand of the giftor. The card is presented tassel bound, within our lavish silk presentation box. Complimentary white gloves are provided for proper handling of the fine gilt work.
The presentation box is handmade of couture quality silk. Each finished with fine gold embroidery throughout.
Certificate of Authenticity: A finely engraved and hand signed document, containing edition number, history of illumination, artists biography and information exclusive to your card.
Your Gilded Age Greeting as an heirloom: Reminiscent of the renaissance treasure books that have inspired our collection, we encourage our giftees and giftors to tell the story of the greeting they have given or received. The additional leaves provided should be used to pen sentiments through the generations, each telling with great detail, how they came to receive a Gilded Age Greeting, the most beautiful cards in the world.