In Black & White - IV

English Art Deco Cufflinks with Black & White "Sawtooth" Enameling (LEO Design)

As we straddle the seasons—that unpredictable period between Winter and Spring—let us shine a little light on another sensory counterpoint: the interplay of black and white.  Over the next few days, we'll share part of our collection of black, white and black & white merchandise—all for sale in our on-line store.

Stunning graphics are a legacy of the Art Deco movement—in America and worldwide.  This pair of English Art Deco cufflinks boast handsome and energetic graphics on their enameled faces.  Enameling involves artfully "laying" glass powder upon a surface (usually metal) and "baking" it to the point of melting the glass powder.  The liquified glass spreads and fills the intended area—and eventually cools and solidifies back into a sheet of glass.  Please click on the photo above to learn more about this handsome pair of English cufflinks.

More Black & White offerings tomorrow.


Though our Greenwich Village store is now permanently closed, LEO Design is still alive and well!  Please visit our on-line store where we continue to sell Handsome Gifts (

We also can be found in Pittsburgh's historic "Strip District" at Mahla & Co. Antiques ( or in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania at The Antique Center of Strabane (

Or call to arrange to visit our Pittsburgh showroom (by private appointment only).  917-446-4248