Silverleaf

Silver leaf

Silver and great achievements are inextricably linked. Gold symbolizes coming in first while silver often holds the maybe even more interesting dramatic euphoria of being second best. It’s clear that mankind always has had special interest in the gleaming jewels of nature. Talks about precious metals, like silver, always raise the antennae.

The art of applying silver leaf to decorative objects, including lacquerware, is known as gilding. ‘Silver beating’ is the term for the process of pounding silver into leaves. Nowadays the process of producing silver leaf is largely mechanized but the gilding itself, is done by artisans who realize ‘precious achievements’ on a daily base.

It’s a delicate process. First the surface is primed. Next it’s sized. Individual leaves are laid onto the surface using a gilder’s tip. This is a fine camel hairbrush set in a thin cardboard folder. The leaf is held to the tip by static electricity generated by gently rubbing the tip against the gilder’s hair. The slightest breath can send the leaf flying. Once the gilding is complete the leaf-covered surface is burnished to a high lustre using surgical grade cotton.

Wood moulds are the preferred cores for lacquer ware, though wickerwork, leather and textile can also be used. The imparted shape bespeaks its utility implement, vessel, furniture etc. Its ornamentation is unique to the creator. Decorative motifs are drawn and transferred by hand on to the receptacle. These are inlaid with silver leaf, Mother of pearl, seashell, and fine powder pigments, according to the specifications of the design. Silver Plating is ideally suited to create objects in special colour nuances.

 

S2467

Swatch, silver leaf dark grey S28

 

S2436

Swatch, silver leaf copper S36

 

S2437

Swatch, silver leaf S40

 

S2434

Swatch, silver leaf dark grey blue S27

 

S2435

Swatch, silver leaf ebony brown S35

 

S2432

Swatch, silver leaf S25

 

S2433

Swatch, silver leaf pink S26

 

S2430

Swatch, silver leaf dark silver S23

 

S2431

Swatch, silver leaf red purple S24

 

S2428

Swatch, silver leaf light blue S21

 

S2429

Swatch, silver leaf light green S22

 

S2425

Swatch, silver leaf S18

 

S2426

Swatch, silver leaf S19

 

S2427

Swatch, silver leaf S20

 

S2422

Swatch, silver leaf amazonite S15

 

S2424

Swatch, silver leaf S17

 

S2420

Swatch, silver leaf tourmaline S13

 

S2421

Swatch, silver leaf S14

 

S2418

Swatch, silver leaf S11

 

S2419

Swatch, silver leaf dark blue S12

 

S2415

Swatch, silver leaf S08

 

S2416

Swatch, silver leaf S09

 

S2417

Swatch, silver leaf turquoise S10

 

S2414

Swatch, silver leaf S07

 

S2410

Swatch, silver leaf S03

 

S2411

Swatch, silver leaf S04

 

S2413

Swatch, silver leaf S06 yellow

 

S2408

Swatch, silver leaf S01

 

S2409

Swatch, silver leaf S02

 

S2346

Swatch, silver leaf, mop pattern

 

S2310

Swatch, different colours silver leaf and mop triangle pattern

 

S2311

Swatch, different colours silver leaf and mop pattern

 

S2313

Swatch, different colours silver leaf and mop mixed pattern

 

S2308

Swatch, different colours silver leaf rectangle pattern

 

S2309

Swatch, different colours silver leaf and mop triangle squares pattern

 

S2305

Swatch, different colours silver leaf and mop pattern

 

S2306

Swatch, different colours silver leaf pattern

 

S2307

Swatch, different colours silver leaf and mop rectangle pattern

 

S2273

Swatch, silverleaf Pantone 285C pattern – MOP pink lines – Lacquerware black background (part of S21

 

S2252

Swatch, silver leaf, black lacquerware DKTC0806

 

S2253

Swatch, goldleaf, red lacquer DKTC0906

 

S2250

Swatch, silver leaf DKTC0508

 

S2251

Swatch, goldleaf and MOP pattern DKTC0706

 

S2227

Swatch, silver leaf DKTC1109

 

S2228

Swatch, silver leaf medium brown DKTC1209

 

S2223

Swatch, silver leaf DKTC0709

 

S2224

Swatch, silver leaf DKTC0809

 

S2225

Swatch, silver leaf light green DKTC0909

 

S2209

Swatch, silver leaf S23, S35, S36, 1209, DKTC1106, DKTC2206 – eggshell DKE64 – MOP brown pattern

 

S2210

Swatch, silver leaf S23,S35,S36,1209, DKTC1106, DKTC2206, eggshell DKE64 – MOP brown flowers pattern

 

S2205

Swatch, silver leaf S21, S23, S26, 1209, DKTC0909 5493C 1 – eggshell – lacquerware white DKTC0206 -m

 

S2206

Swatch, silver leaf S20, S21, S23, 1009, 1109 – eggshellE64 – lacquerware 75958, 75972, 75977, DKTC1

 

S2203

Swatch, silver leaf S26,S35, DKTC1106 – eggshell DKTC3006, DKTE80 – lacquerware white DKTC0206, pant

 

S2204

Swatch, silver leaf S24, S26, S35 – eggshell from light to dark DKTC3306 – MOP red bird pattern

 

S2200

Swatch, silver leaf DKTC1009 5493C 3AT – eggshell DKTC1306, DKTC1506 – lacquerware pantone 3935C, pa

 

S2202

Swatch, silver leaf S12, S2021 5493C 1AT, 0909 – MOP brown, blue pattern

 

S2196

Swatch, silver leaf DKTC0909 5493C1, S21 – MOP blue

 

S2197

Swatch, silver leaf S23, S35 – lacquerware CKTC0306

 

S2199

Swatch, silver leaf S03, S24 – lacquerware 75977

 

S2195

Swatch, silver leaf S23 – MOP blue pattern

 

S2193

Swatch, silver leaf champagne 2206 – eggshell DKTC3306 – MOP brown tree pattern

 

S2194

Swatch, silver leaf S35 – eggshell pure white pattern

 

S2191

Swatch, silver leaf S35 – eggshell 1306 – MOP blue butterfly and flowers pattern

 

S2186

Swatch, silver leaf S21 – MOP blue pattern

 

S2190

Swatch, silver leaf S06,S27,S36,1209 – eggshellDKTC1306 – lacquerware black – MOP brown bird pattern

 

S2182

Swatch, silver leaf S23 – MOP brown, blue and pink dragin pattern

 

S2184

Swatch, silver leaf S03, S04, S06, S08 flower pattern

 

S2181

Swatch, silver leaf S23, S35 – MOP white zebra pattern

 

S2177

Swatch, silver leaf S03 – eggshell DKTC1306 – MOP pink birds pattern

 

S2171

Swatch, silver leaf dark blue S12, light blue S11, S6 – eggshell dark brown – MOP dark brown peacock

 

S2172

Swatch, silver leaf dark blue S12, light blue S11, brown S36, S6 peacock feather pattern

 

S2170

Swatch, silver leaf S6, S11 light blue, S12 dark blue, S36 brown peacock pattern

 

S2166

Swatch, silver leaf S12, S14, S35 – MOP blue and white jellyfish pattern

 

S2164

Swatch, silver leaf S35 – MOP blue and brown pattern

 

S2165

Swatch, silver leaf S15 – eggshell DKTC3306 from light to dark

 

S2162

Swatch, silver leaf S03 – eggshell from light to dark – MOP brown lobster pattern

 

S2158

Swatch, silver leaf DKTC2206 – MOP brown lines – eggshell light to dark birds

 

S2160

Swatch, silver leaf 0909, S23, S35 – MOP brown pattern

 

S2161

Swatch, silver leaf S12 – eggshell DKTC3306 – MOP blue pattern

 

S2156

Swatch, silver leaf DKTC1006, 364U – MOP brown and white/blue pattern

 

S2157

Swatch, silver leaf 2623C – MOP blue pattern

 

S2154

Swatch, silver leaf DKTC1006 – MOP red, blue, brown pattern

 

S2155

Swatch, silver leaf S27, S21 – MOP brown and white/blue pattern

 

S2152

Swatch, silver leaf 362U – MOP blue pattern

 

S2153

Swatch, silver leaf 229C – MOP rose pattern

 

S2150

Swatch, silver leaf S27 – MOP brown pattern

 

S2151

Swatch, silver leaf DKTC1006 – MOP brown lines

 

S2147

Swatch, silver leaf S06 – eggshell dark and light flower pattern

 

S2148

Swatch, silver leaf S18 – eggshell dark and light flower pattern

 

S2144

Swatch, silver leaf S03 – MOP rose flower pattern

 

S2145

Swatch, silver leaf 124c, 2623c – MOP rose pattern

 

S2146

Swatch, silver leaf S08 – eggshell dark and light – MOP S2075 pattern

 

S2143

Swatch, silver leaf S04, S20 – MOP brown pattern

 

S2141

Swatch, silver leaf 246c – MOP rose pattern

 

S2138

Swatch, silver leaf S06, S27, 1209 – MOP brown pattern

 

S2139

Swatch, silver leaf 165c – MOP rose pattern

 

S2134

Swatch, silver leaf S01,S08,S24,S25 – MOP rose pattern

 

S2137

Swatch, silver leaf 185c,186c,187c,188c – MOP flower pattern

 

S2132

Swatch, silver leaf S35 – MOP rose pattern

 

S2120

Swatch, silver leaf yellow 107c – MOP brown pattern

 

S2117

Swatch, silver leaf DKTC1106 on top to S23

 

S2115

Swatch, silver leaf purple – MOP pattern

 

S2113

Swatch, silver leaf antique DKTC0108 – eggshell DKTC3306 pattern

 

S2109

Swatch, silver leaf S26 – MOP rose pattern

 

S2112

Swatch, silver leaf DKTC2206 – eggshell dark to light pattern

 

S2102

Swatch, silver leaf DKTC1109 – MOP white pattern

 

S2097

Swatch, silver leaf S26 – MOP red rose pattern

 

S2098

Swatch, silver leaf S36, DKTC1006 – eggshell DKTC3006 pattern

 

S2099

Swatch, silver leaf DKTC0909, S14, S27 – MOP blue pattern

 

S2096

Swatch, silver leaf DKTC2206 S23, DKTC0909-5493C1 and S27 leaf pattern

 

S2094

Swatch, MOP covered with silver leaf S36 pattern

 

S2091

Swatch, silver leaf champagne DKTC2206 – MOP brown pattern

 

S2092

Swatch, silver leaf DK0508 – MOP brown flower pattern

 

S2088

Swatch, silver leaf S2028 – eggshell from light to dark pattern

 

S2082

Swatch, silver leaf S27 – MOP – eggshell DKTC3006 pattern

 

S2061

Swatch, silver leaf – MOP waved pattern

 

S2045

Swatch, silver leaf platinum – MOP pattern DKTC0109

 

S2046

Swatch, silver leaf – lacquerware – MOP pattern

 

S2039

Swatch, silver leaf silver DKTC1106

 

S2041

Swatch, silver leaf platinum – MOP – lacquerware black

 

S2035

Swatch, silver leaf champagne gold DKTC2206

 

S2038

Swatch, silver leaf gold DKTC1006

 

S2033

Swatch, silver leaf platinum DKTC0708

 

S2034

Swatch, silver leaf DKTC0808

 

S2032

Swatch, silver leaf antique DKTC0108

 

S2027

Swatch, silver leaf DK0208

 

S2023

Swatch, silver leaf 623C 1

 

S2020

Swatch, silver leaf 5493C 3 AT

 

S2021

Swatch, silver leaf 5493C 1 AT

 

S2022

Swatch, silver leaf 623C 3

 

S2019

Swatch, silver leaf 7529C 1