For the dad with taste and an appreciation for craftsmanship, here’s an idea: a damascened plate, possibly from Toledo, Spain. Damascening—named after the luxurious damask fabrics from the ancient Syrian city—is the inlaying of a (usually) precious metal into another, more common metal base. Intricacy and precision are the watchwords—and the plate above ticks all the boxes. It shows a leaping stag, rendered in sterling silver, upon a hand-hammered copper plate—surrounded by perfectly scrolling tendrils. It was made in the 1920’s or 1930’s and you can learn more about it by clicking on the photo above.
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