Many of you will remember that soft glow of items that belonged to a parent or grandparent such as a lighter, cigarette case, pen or picture frame. But how were they made and why?
They were everyday objects decorated with guilloche, made to last a lifetime and to be handed down from father to son – like many high-end watches that had and are still made with guilloché dials.
he best-known and most widespread guilloché motif is certainly the ‘grain of rice’ or Barley, the same motif that today we can see and touch in the steering wheels of vintage cars made in our workshop. They are decorated exactly as in the past, engraving line after line, on each of the 6 spokes, with the same antique machines.
In fact, the Barley was developed to dampen the dazzling shine of the spokes that could disturb the drivers, and later adopted as a decorative element of other objects of daily use, becoming in many cases an essential finish.
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