Stingray

Stingray

Stingrays, phantoms of the deep, have captured the mind and imagination for centuries. They’re large and usually friendly but in precarious situations stingrays can be extremely lethal. Their strong image perfectly represents their skin, which is rough and tough but gorgeous.

Skin of stings and sharks is called ‘shagreen’ and was originally used to rub, polish or file. A master leatherworker in the court of Louis XV (Jean-Claude Galuchat) first popularized the use of stingray leather, using it as veneer on a variety of items including sheaths, wig cases, perfume flacons, sewing and snuff boxes.

Later the artisan John Paul Cooper wrote ’shagreen is possessing some of the qualities of both mother of pearl and leather’. The qualities for which this fine leather is valued are also what make it so difficult to work with. Its combination of extreme hardness and elastic softness requires great patience and skill to produce flawless and products.

 

S3248

Swatch, stingray coffee, white samenuri cracking pattern

 

S3249

Swatch, stingray blue black, white samenuri cracking pattern

 

S3247

Swatch, stingray blue black, white samenuri halfmoon pattern

 

S3243

Swatch, stingray jet black

 

S3244

Swatch, stingray new elephant grey

 

S3242-LR

Swatch, luxurious resin stingray oxised

 

S3238

Swatch, stingray gold leaf antique

 

S3234

Swatch, stingray new navy

 

S3235

Swatch, stingray dark jungle green

 

S3213

Swatch, stingray old gold

 

S3154

Swatch, stingray turquoise

 

S3148

Swatch, stingray light blue grey, S3118 antique with silver leaf – parchment S3002 water grey – cabi

 

S3149

Swatch, stingray S3118 antique with silverleaf – parchment S3002 water grey – cabibe S3054 cracking

 

S3145

Swatch, stingray S3118 antique with silver leaf, S3034 antique – parchment S3002 water grey – cabibe

 

S3146

Swatch, stingray S3118 antique with silverleaf – parchment S3002 water grey – bone white

 

S3143

Swatch, stingray S3043 olive green, S3118 antique with silver leaf fox – parchment S3002 water grey

 

S3141

Swatch, stingray black – goldleaf wash

 

S3142

Swatch, stingray caviar – goldleaf wash

 

S3139

Swatch, stingray antique – goldleaf wash

 

S3140

Swatch, stingray light blue grey – goldleaf wash

 

S3136

Swatch, stingray light blue grey – silver leaf wash

 

S3138

Swatch, stingray caviar – silver leaf wash

 

S3133

Swatch, stingray light caramel

 

S3135

Swatch, stingray antique – silver leaf wash

 

S3126

Swatch, stingray light blue grey

 

S3124

Swatch, stingray fog light grey

 

S3125

Swatch, stingray windsor purple

 

S3121

Swatch, stingray dark caramel

 

S3123-LR

Swatch, luxurious resin stingray fog dark grey

 

S3119

Swatch, stingray blue black

 

S3119-LR

Swatch, luxurious resin stingray blue black

 

S3120

Swatch, stingray caviar

 

S3118

Swatch, stingray antique silverleaf

 

S3102

Swatch, stingray water grey

 

S3099

Swatch, stingray pagoda

 

S3100-CL

Swatch, stingray scarlet with clear lamination

 

S3101

Swatch, stingray tangerine

 

S3096

Swatch, stingray jungle green samenuri

 

S3097

Swatch, stingray navy blue

 

S3098

Swatch, stingray olive green

 

S3094

Swatch, stingray emerald

 

S3095

Swatch, stingray jungle green

 

S3092-LR

Swatch, luxurious resin stingray ebony black

 

S3093

Swatch, stingray elephant grey

 

S3093-LR

Swatch, luxurious resin stingray elephant grey

 

S3090

Swatch, stingray coffee

 

S3091

Swatch, stingray dark fog

 

S3092

Swatch, stingray ebony black

 

S3086

Swatch, stingray golden glow

 

S3087

Swatch, stingray arabian night

 

S3088

Swatch, stingray cerise

 

S3048

Swatch, stingray water grey

 

S3046-LR

Swatch, luxurious resin stingray tabac

 

S3047

Swatch, stingray ultra violet

 

S3043

Swatch, stingray olive green

 

S3045

Swatch, stingray render beige

 

S3046

Swatch, stingray tabac

 

S3041

Swatch, stingray leaf green

 

S3042

Swatch, stingray navy blue

 

S3039

Swatch, stingray gray

 

S3040

Swatch, stingray green samenuri

 

S3035

Swatch, stingray black samenuri

 

S3037

Swatch, stingray bleached white

 

S3038

Swatch, stingray coffee brown

 

S3034

Swatch, stingray antique

 

S3018

Swatch, stingray squares green

 

S3019

Swatch, stingray squares red

 

S3013

Swatch, stingray black – border of ebony

 

S3017

Swatch, stingray squares pink

 

S3007

Swatch, stingray tabac – border of bone and ebony

 

S3008

Swatch, stingray bleached white – border black veneer

 

S3011

Swatch, stingray grey, button of shell detail

 

S1386

Swatch, resin stingray antique silver

 

S1373

Swatch, resin stingray bleached

 

S1374

Swatch, resin stingray caviar

 

S1375

Swatch, resin stingray olive green

 

S1370

Swatch, resin stingray emerald

 

S1371

Swatch, resin stingray coffee brown

 

S1372

Swatch, resin stingray orange

 

S1366

Swatch, resin stingray new navy

 

S1367

Swatch, resin stingray light blue

 

S1368

Swatch, resin stingray antique

 

S1369

Swatch, resin stingray light fog

 

S1365

Swatch, resin stingray golden glow

 

S1332

Swatch, resin stingray light grey 400C

 

S1333

Swatch, resin stingray cool grey 7C

 

S1330

Swatch, resin stingray cool grey 3C

 

S1331

Swatch, resin stingray warm grey 4C

 

S1315

Swatch, resin stingray dark jungle green

 

S1313

Swatch, resin stingray tabac

 

S1314

Swatch, resin stingray elephant grey

 

S1311

Swatch, resin stingray jungle green

 

S1312

Swatch, resin stingray black