Following the fantastic response to our vintage keepsake box we have teamed up with a German artisan to produce handamde wooden boxes. These feature a metal inlay with your favourite motif!
If you wish to use your family crest or your coat of arms feel free to get in touch.
We have even adapted an existing hunters badge to decorate these lovely boxes. Anything (almost) is possible.
And now for something completely different...
This was a fantastic project to realise. This 19th century box was adapted with a sterling silver boar in flight.
These boxes are great gifts in order to store important hunting trophies that may otherwise get lost.
This makes a great gift for someone who allready has most toys.
Let me know if you wish to order a similar trophy box.
A commission for a former member of 1ST THE QUEEN'S DRAGOON GUARDS, BRITISH ARMY. Interestingly enough they use the Austria Hungarian Double Headed Eagle as a badge.
Get in touch if you are looking for a similar item. Bespoke services are available.
Brass picture frame with integrated Logo or heraldry.
The above brass picture frame has an integrated clan Stewart badge featuring the pelican in her piety. The frame can be fully dismantled for ease of cleaning and the constituent parts have not been glued together.
Get in touch if you would like to order a similar frame with your badge, logo or family crest.
This is a great anniversary gift. Make sure you order early enough as this item is a bepsoke order.
Bespoke leather guestbook
Given the fantastic feedback on the linen guestbooks I have decided to expand the range to include a vintage looking handbound leather guestbook.
These handmade leather guestbooks are made from prime European hides and can be customised with initials, family crests or hunting motifs.
Size as seen above is A4.
It is always exciting to make a new product. I never know if the finished product is going to be as good as I envisaged. Now and again the finished result leaves me speechless.
These table lamps can be ordered with any bepsoke motif.
Clan Stewart: the story of this scottish clan's crest.
The Pelican is not a native species to Scotland, so why did one of the largest scottish clans adopt this animal?
The idea of a "pelican in her piety" wounding herself for the sake of her young gained a religious connotation and became a symbol for Jesus Christ and his sacrificial death and resurrection.
Let me know if you would like to purchase one of my bespoke table lamps.
With christmas approaching fast, I need to finish these sterling silver covers for a lighter. In Austria we light candles on our advent wreaths to celebrate each coming advent sunday.
I handcraft my bespoke silver items in my workshop in Vienna.
I have exapnded the range and now have guest books in A4 and A5 format.
These guestbooks can be ordered with heraldic or hunting motifs.
These can be ordered in grey, red, green and blue linen.
Guestbooks are a wonderful gift idea. These can be decorated with Initials or motifs inspired by heraldry.
Add a personal touch to your home!
Handbound Guestbook with Initials or hunting motifs. Linen covers are available in a range of colours. A5 size with circa 80 pages.
A lighter case to help light candles in the dark season. Made for a dear friend. Will it become an heirloom?
Polish coat of arms are shared amongst specific families in a similar way to Scotish tartans. The Polish nobility that is allowed to use these family arms and family crests are referred to as Szlachta.
Have a look at our Polish blog https://sophiesalm.com/blogs/polska-szlachta for new updates.
You can purchase the above sterling silver Leliwa coat of arms with correct family crest here. https://sophiesalm.com/products/leliwa
Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau are a prominent noble family that originated in the Kingdom of Bohemia and flourished in the Habsburg empire. These bespoke sterling silver cufflinks are part of a series (firelighter, tea spoons, etc) we created for members of the family. The simple design of the Kinsky arms make a great relief image in silver.
I hope you like the image as much as I enjoyed making the items.
These cufflinks were a real labour of love! Often with heraldic cufflinks "less is more" approach works really well. Because only 1 charge was used I was able to model a relief style cufflink (these are simply my favourite style). Again in sterling silver.
Welcome to a place where products have real stories to tell. We just produced a sterling silver lighter case with the coat of arms of a historic Austrian family Kinsky (aka Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau ). Fits a small Bic lighter.
The client was so happy he ordered some cufflinks with the same motif!
Just finished for Spanish client. The client decided to use a helmet instead of a crown (or crest). These cufflinks were made in sterling silver with a t-bar (for ease of use).
Just in time for Easter! Glad to hear the gift recipient loved his item.
One for the Salm Family. One for the team so to speak.
"Are you sure you want a monkey holding a mirror???" I asked incredulously. The answer was obviously yes. This is a monstrous undertaking I thought. But the end result was (more than) pleasing. On the left you can see the client brief.