Stingrays are phantoms of the deep waters, having captured the mind and imagination for centuries. A large and a diverse type of fish but in precarious situations can be extremely lethal. With venom enough to kill other animals and even humans, yet their imposing image perfectly represents their skin, which is rugged and tough but stunning.
The term used for stingray and shark skin is 'shargreen' formerly was used to rub, polish or file. A master leather craftsman in the court of Louis XV (Jean-Claude Galluchat) first accelerated the use of stingray leather, using it as a veneer on a variety of items including sheaths, wig cases, perfume flacons, sewing and snuff boxes.
Artisan John Paul Cooper later wrote 'shargreen possesses some of the qualities of both mother of pearl and leather'. The authentic characteristics for which this fine leather is valued are also what makes it so difficult to work with. It's combination of extreme hardness and elastic softness requires great perseverance and skill to produce flawless pieces.
The Harmony's exterior is made in resin stingray with the interior finished in polished stainless steel with crazy-cut sections.
Width 67 cm
Depth: 60 cm
Height: 30 cm
This is a "Special Order" Item
Despatch of this item is approximately 16 weeks from the date of ordering