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© Robert Butler: "Wild Mushrooms" & "Oak Leaves & Acorns" Wine Bottle Coasters

"Wild Mushrooms"

"Oak Leaves & Acorns"

These wine coasters were designed in extreme high relief repoussé, the slow art of pushing metal in order to create dimension without having to carve it or apply castings or appliqués. In these coasters, Mr. Butler has created deep crevices of shadow as well as high peaks of texture. The work speaks as much of patience as well as skill.

"Wild Mushrooms” was inspired by the work of botanical watercolorist Jessica Tcherepnine. It features 13 different species of wild mushrooms forming a circle of 37 individual mushrooms against a background of fallen leaves.

“Oak Leave and Acorns” was inspired by the white oak of New England. A branch of oak leaves and gilded acorns forms a frieze around the coaster.

The coasters have a combination oxidized and high polish finish with a gilt interior. The bases are hand-turned black walnut (a renewable wood).

Sterling, black walnut
5.5” w x 2.5” h, weight: 16 ozs. (base 3 ozs.)
$2,400 each (available in eight weeks)
$3,600 each pierced (available in eight weeks)

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