A collection of representative and functional VIP gifts for the director for professional holidays was supplemented by this set. It includes a notebook in a leather cover and a metal pen with an inkwell.
This is a functional gift that emphasizes the status and prestige of the person who received such a souvenir.
Metal inkwell and a pad on the notebook are decorated with patterns using the manual engraving method of the Zlatoust technique of metal engraving. The master cuts a thin layer of metal from the surface creating a unique pattern on it. He has to work using a microscope, it is a delicate and painstaking work requiring concentration and patience. Nickel plating and gilding emphasize the beauty of the design and details. Pure 24K gold is used for gilding.
For the second century in a row, the Zlatoust metal engraving is an original and rare kind of Russian craft. It was born at the beginning of the 19th century as a way of decorating author’s edged weapons made at the Armory founded by decree of Emperor Alexander I.