can be personalised
A stylish handmade horseshoe shaped leather box, which you can have personalised for special people. Ideal for men, boys - and girls who love horses!
Good for a 3rd Anniversary (traditionally Leather), birthdays, Bar Mitzvahs, confirmations or christenings, our little boxes also prove popular as 'wedding favours’ or keepsakes for a reunion or other important corporate events or family celebrations.
Ethically sourced and fairly traded, our boxes are handmade using traditional techniques to work the leather which is then coloured and polished, making them wonderfully soft to the touch, with that distinctive smell of real leather.
Our Horseshoe leather boxes are luxuriously lined, hand coloured and made exclusively for us in an unusual Arty emerald green and dark brown with a hint of purple.
When embossed to personalise, each of our little leather boxes becomes a unique present that will give a lifetime of pleasure to the recipient.
Up to six characters (excluding full stops) can be embossed on one line, in Times Roman 22-point (capital letters only). A second line can be added, typically for dates. Please specify when ordering if you would like full stops; but if we're unsure we will contact you directly.
These soft leather Horseshoe Boxes are handmade, using age-old traditional skills in our own contemporary colours and designs. The dyes used are environmentally friendly, being derived from natural vegetables. As colours can fade if exposed to strong light over a lengthy period, we recommend that the boxes are kept out of bright sunlight.
The carcases of the boxes are made from strong cardboard and the lids are slightly padded, giving them a ‘plush’ feel. The hinged lids are secured by a popper, which means they won't come open when travelling and makes them the ideal weekend or travel jewellery/cufflink box. All the boxes are lined with an Italian fabric we call suede velvet that gives their interiors a luxurious feel and appearance.
We specialise in the art of gold and silver blocking (traditional embossing on leather, now an almost extinct skill) which involves setting brass type into a 'chase' that goes into a heavy hot foiling machine. The lid of a box is secured on a pro-forma shape, which in turn is fastened to the machine’s table. Exact positioning is essential to ensure that the imprint is central and square, before inserting the foil used to give the embossing the desired colour, and lowering the chase to make the impression.
This process calls for considerable skill and attention to detail, giving our boxes an expensive and exclusive feel.
The boxes require no maintenance, other than an occasional wipe. To restore their natural lustre we recommend the use of a high quality neutral or matching coloured leather polish, followed by gentle buffing with a soft cloth. Treated in this way one of our boxes will give many years of pleasure to the owner, as well as serving as a stylish reminder of the generosity of the giver, and that special occasion.
9 x 9 x 4cm, c.75g