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Giuliva Handmade Brass Satirello Matches Box.

Satirello Matches Box

Handcrafted in Italy. Brass with gold finish, serial number, and small square for personalization. Hand-engraved lava stone illustrating the face of Satirello, symbolizing vice over virtue.
Soane Hurlingham Vase

Hurlingham Vase

The original. Large glass vase encased in rattan handwoven by Soane's expert weavers in England. 6 week lead time.

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Made in Tangier

Australian Pin Affleck is a global citizen. An inveterate world traveler, she collected textiles wherever she went, from Indian Himalaya… Read More