This silver toast rack encapsulates the ideals for an object to be beautiful AND useful.
Each end depicts the elegant Hoopoe Bird, either perched on a branch or wing unfurled in flight. The detail is embossed using the technique of Chasing and Repousse, where the sheet silver is tap-taped with hammer and steel punches for hours, whilst embedded in a bowl of pine pitch.
The Toast rack folds 4 slices of toast but would also work well as a letter rack.
Chased silver. 11 x 11 x 8 cm
Hallmarked in Edinburgh