Salimbeni Pillbox Semi-Invisible Lid Sterling Silver Natural.
Salimbeni Pillbox in 925/1000 sterling Silver, oval section with lid with lost hinge, that is, semi-invisible.
Salimbeni Pillbox has guilloche with Art Deco early 20th century style stripes.
Salimbeni Pillbox Measures 5 x 3.5 x 1.2 cm. Weight gr. 45.
Salimbeni Pillbox was designed in 1943 and produced in 1978 at the Salimbeni firm with workmanship by skilled craftsmen.
Guilloché is a craftsmanship performed on mostly precious metals, which allows to obtain surfaces engraved with complex and repeated geometric patterns.
Guilloché engraving was invented in the mid-1800s in Switzerland by watch manufacturers to embellish the dials of their luxurious artifacts.
The technique consists in engraving the metal with a burin using a machine with mostly manual controls.
A copier following the sinuosity of some matrices placed on the machine transmits a movement to the object subjected to engraving, thus obtaining that the burin “cuts” the metal.
By moving the positions of the matrices and the copier, precise intertwined engravings of an almost infinite geometric type are obtained and their continuous differentiation certainly adds value to the objects that are produced.
The dexterity required to carry out this operation is highly specialized, the existing machines are very old, as there has never been a mass market and above all for the conservation of art.