Italian Marbled Desk Tray

A gorgeous tray, made using the finest hand marbled Italian paper. Suitable for use as a pen tray or even as an attractive bedside jewellery holder. 

The technique used to create the marbling requires great skill and precision, and has been used in Italy since the 17th century. A shallow basin is filled with a thick, vegetable-based liquid, and its surface is sprinkled with different colours. The craftsman creates patterns in these colours using combs or wooden rods, and then gently places the paper on the surface of the liquid without disturbing the design. It only takes a few seconds for the paper to absorb the colours, then the decoration is complete.

Available in 6 marbled colours. Please get in touch if you would like to see images of other non marbled designs.

Made in Italy.

25 x 10 x 3 cm


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