This thing is really hard to photograph ( as shiny things so often are) so I will try and get Gareth to take some proper pics next week
Im really glad I dug this out and got it gilded, as it’s allowed myself and the gilder to iron out some problems- there was some damage to the finish of the enamel here due to the acid he used. If this had been anything else I would have been upset, but since it’s a rescue it or throw it away project it’s served as a good object lesson, both for the gilding and the construction. I’d be much happier tackling another project like this again and I’m much more confident making hinges now.
its a little skew iffy in places, but…
there was also a surprising amount of sewing involved with the lining
Oh, and if anyone wants a calendar you need to pre order by the end of next week