Delaire Graff Estate, Africa Nova-Michou, Gilded Wooden Bowl

Michou, Gilded Wooden Bowl

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Cape Town, South Africa, 2020
Teak wood and 23K white gold water-gilding
320g | 8cm H x 15cm D
Michou Osterwald was trained as a gilder in the European tradition. As a South African, she broke with the notion that gilding was reserved for grand decoration, and applied her techniques to simple hand-carved wooden bowls and vessels. She works in 23,75 karat gold leaf, platinum-gold and genuine silver leaf, which elevates the simplicity of the pieces and enhances the natural grain of the wood.