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  • Svenskt Tenn Brevtyngd Sigill Hand Tenn
  • Svenskt Tenn Brevtyngd Sigill Hand Tenn

Paperweight Hand Seal Pewter

520 USD (incl. VAT)

The graceful hand reappears in Estrid Ericson’s designs in many variations and styles, including as a broach and a pendant. In the early 1940s, Estrid Ericson came up with the idea of using the hand as a paperweight and seal.

Read more about Pewter's journey to Strandvägen in Svenskt Tenn's magazine.

  • Material: Pewter

Web: In stock   Store: In stock
  • Delivery time & Shipping cost

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    Standard shipping 74 USD Delivery within 7-12 workdays. Contact Svenskt Tenn's Customer Service for more detailed information.

    The delivery time is an estimate and may be subject to change.

  • Product information

    The graceful hand reappears in Estrid Ericson’s designs in many variations and styles, including as a broach and a pendant. In the early 1940s, Estrid Ericson came up with the idea of using the hand as a paperweight and seal.

    Read more about Pewter's journey to Strandvägen in Svenskt Tenn's magazine.

    Art nr: 105890

    Design: Estrid Ericson
    Material: Pewter and brass
    Height: 4,5 cm
    Length: 13 cm

    Pewter is a silvery-white metallic element that is extracted primarily from the mineral tinstone or cassiterite. It is one of the few metals that have been in use since prehistoric times.

  • Designer: Estrid Ericson

    Estrid Ericson began her career as a drawing teacher and pewter artist. But what really set her apart during her 56 years as managing director for Svenskt Tenn were her abilities as a producer and scenographer. Ericson never had an aesthetic programme mapped out, but she had an imaginative person’s perceptiveness for the many faces of beauty. Read more

  • Care instructions

    Pewter is a soft material that requires careful treatment. We recommend using cotton gloves when handling pewter. Objects that are not being used can be stored in a plastic or felt bag to avoid scratching.

    It is generally recommended to avoid using polish on pewter, since it can cause scratches. To remove fingerprints and other stains, rinse the pewter in warm water with a small amount of dish detergent. Dry with a soft cloth. For more advanced cleaning of pewter objects we recommend a professional restorer, for example, KA Johnsson in Stockholm.

    The surface of brass is sensitive to objects that can scratch and mar it as well as certain polishing cloths and sponges. Candle wax and grease can be washed off with hot water and then polished with a soft cloth. Avoid exessive exposure to water and moisture. Also avoid usage of brushes and steel wool.

    Unpolished brass will become darker over time from exposure to air. This change can be beautiful. If the surface is affected by water, grease such as fingerprints and candle wax, or by other corroding substances, it can eventually be damaged and more difficult to polish away. This can happen especially in a humid environment.