|The use of Initials (the large letters at the beginning of text from the latin initialis, which means standing at the beginning), is by its very nature a staple of Gilded Age Greetings a homage to ancient manuscript technique. No card in our collection better showcases this elaborate art form. An original worl by our Master Penman Dan Mooney.
The Old Irish Blessing gives inspiration, motivation guidance and wisdom. It is perfect for so many occasions. Birthdays, Weddings, Congratulations, Thank You's and so many other kind and warm gesture greetings. As always the personal message inside is of yours to chose or let us help you create the perfect message. Either way we will make your Gilded Age Greetings special, personal and one of a kind.
Details of this card: The Gilded "B" is striking with precise attention to detail and to the craft of illumination The use of shell gold and the capital B is a focal point of the card, showcases master craftsmanship of ancient gilding technique. The Celtic knots and other design elements are classic and finely executed by hand.
Each limited edition 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.
Giclee: Our limited editions are created using Giclee technique. For more information on Giclee, visit our resources page.