|The "Menorah of Gold" as its title indicates is lavishly gilded in 23k gold. The goldwork is repleat with fine hand tooled patterns. The illuminated Menorah is presented against an intricate damascene background. The Star of David centerpiece is gilded in palladium and features an elaborate diaper pattern, meticulously accented throughout with Swarovski crystlas
"Menorah of Gold" will be 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 and well as the painting itself.
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.
What are the patterns used:
Damascene- a pattern that is painted in tonal method using a tint of the background color. Usually very subtle and requires years of practice to master
Diaper-a pattern that is repetitive frequently used throughout medieval manuscripts
Giclee: Our limited editions are created using Giclee technique. For more information on Giclee, visit our resources page.