DAMSELFLY & SNAIL METAL BOOKMARK
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Artist: David Howell & Company (Bedford Hills, NY)
The margins of medieval manuscripts are often ornamented with elaborate decorative illustrations, also known as “marginalia”. This bookmark is a detail from a sixteenth-century French manuscript and depicts a damselfly, iris, and snail. Their exact, iconographic meaning is lost to time, but it is hard not to feel the poor snail's plight as he looks at the freedom of the damselfly.
Finish: Solid brass, electro-plated with non-tarnishing silver finish, giclée print
Dimensions: Approx. 1.25" W x 4" L (Packaged in Recycled PET Plastic Sleeve with Provenance Card)
Proudly made in the USA
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
For more than 30 years, David Howell & Company has specialized in the design and manufacturing of sophisticated, museum quality gifts, including metal bookmarks, jewelry, ornaments, and more. Their innovative gift designs are inspired by museum pieces, adapting original, iconic work to modern, meaningful gifts.