The Art of Filigree was born during the Roman period and it was passed down through generations of skilled medieval jewelers, often emulating the work of the Byzantine goldsmiths of Constantinople, embellished crosses, reliquaries and the covers of Bibles. Today, Wall Mirrors will explore an amazing wall mirror design that was conceived using this exceptional technique. Boca do Lobo is the author behind its design. The main purpose was to elevate design and craftsmanship in a flourishing manner, so take a look.
Filigree is the most delicate technique that is used to work precious metals, usually of gold and silver. It is an age-old and detailed jewelry expression in which skilled artisans painstakingly solder tiny beads and twisted threads to create striking artistic motifs, suggesting often an exquisite and intricate lace-like pattern. This art form is quite appreciated in India, Italy, and of course, Portugal, which is actually quite embedded in the history and culture of this majestic country.
Now, let’s move on to the unique Filigree Mirror which was designed by the exclusive luxury furniture brand, Boca do Lobo. Completely handcrafted, with each brass cord fitted with precision, the Filigree Mirror flourishes in a shape traditional to Portuguese culture and art.
The Filigree mirror’s structure is made from brass cords, gilded in 18k gold. It features a brass sheet which is hand hammered to achieve its concave shape.
As a whole, this exceptionally curated mirror is a masterpiece that represents Boca do Lobo’s core values of heritage and craftsmanship. The art of filigree will actually be one of the topics of the Luxury Design and Craftsmanship Summit, the amazing event that the Wall Mirrors Blog has been talking about over the past couple of weeks, that will be taking place in Gondomar, from 20-21 June, that you should definitely check out, HERE!
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