Oprah's Favorite Things 2015 || "This set of three steel-and-Lucite knives, handmade in Italy and presented in a beautiful wooden box, continues a tradition more than a century old: One artisan creates each knife from start to finish and engraves his or her initials on the blade. Pair it with the recipient's favorite cheese for a truy personal gift." —Oprah
Italian cuiraass, 1580, full peasscod shape mimicing the doublet of the time. Formed in three pieces, one narrow one down the center of the back and two sides which join at the center of the front. The sections are secured by a pair of interior inset hinges in the lower portion of the back. Arm holes with outward turned roped rolls bordered by an engraved line. Neck and waist edges with inward turned finely roped rolls and bordered by single incised lines, 26 pounds 11.2 ounces (12.114 kg).
Pendant (one of a pair) | Date: second half 15th century | Culture: probably Northern Italian | Medium: Silver, niello, and gilt silver | Dimensions: Diam: 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm) | Accession Number: 17.190.965
Forneria Frascati Frascati, Italy Designed by Luther/dsgn. Full-page engravings paired with minimal type and subtly colored paper are the gems of this precious package for Italian bistro Forneria Frascati.