Marbled Pen Box


Each of these lovely wooden pen boxes is made right here in Oxford using the finest hand marbled Italian paper. 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. When the Italian artisans have done their magic and the paper is delivered to Oxford, it is then hand-cut and positioned on the wooden pen box, before a protective layer of varnish is applied by hand to give a glossy finish.

Available in 6 colours.

Want to make it a complete desk set? We also have a Marbled Letter Rack and Marbled Pen Pot in matching marbled paper.

20 x 6.5 x 2.5 cm


£28.00




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