Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Bunney: The Exquisite Shoehorn

A Bunney creation may look simple at first glance, but a closer examination will reveal details and ideas that are contemplative and intriguing, often in a playful and tender manner.

The London-based jewellery brand started in 2009 and has become known for its line of beguilingly beautiful products. Objects that look like what one may be used to are recast in a new light with precious materials, becoming starkly new yet, at the same time, with the warmth of the familiar.

The Exquisite Shoe Horn is carved from real, naturally shed, Scottish Ox horn, by a company founded in 1749. To provide ample thumb traction, mirror finished, solid 925 sterling silver coins bearing the Bunney and Mr. Hare marks have been inlaid at the handle by another company known to supply the royal households.

The finishing touch comes in the form of a cast, 925 Sterling Silver cap, hallmarked at the Birmingham Assay Office, which forms the setting for a choice of Black Spinel or Garnet Gemstones. The stones are set by gently burnishing over the edges of the silver cap.


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