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Osanna Visconti

Chiodo Hand-Cast Bronze Letter Opener

$445

Osanna Visconti’s Chiodo letter opener – which translates from Italian to ‘nail’ – is designed and crafted by the hands of Visconti herself. From her foundry in Milan, she utilises her signature lost-wax casting technique to carefully mould the natural bronze into place until she reaches her desired result.

Product number: 2208306024

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Meet the Maker:

Osanna Visconti

Schooled by accomplished artists in Rome, Osanna Visconti is an expert in the millennia-old “lost wax casting” technique. She hand-carves wax forms, casts them in plaster, then melts away the wax — as seen in this black-patinated bronze candle holder.