New Brass Plaques for Box Lids
The original plaque on a box’s lid sometimes becomes unstuck and lost. It could be that an original engraved plaque has lost its meaning to any new owner. We have a variety of new brass plaques available, which might be thought of as suitable, to replace this loss.
We have a variety of new brass plaques for sale – see Plaques for Sale £7.50 plus £1.50 p+p
The brass plaques have been made through an acid-etching process. A basic summary of the process is:
1.The artwork is produced onto a transparent film.
2.The film is exposed in a light-box along with the brass sheet and substrate, to produce an acid-resistant stencil.
3.The brass is evenly sprayed with ferric acid for approximately 10 minutes.
4.The resist is stripped of chemically.
The brass plaques are cut to finish using a guillotine and then cleaned and finished to suit box lid prior to attaching.
The Sea-Horse Plaque
The Sea Horse Plaque will appear on some of our boxes for sale. These boxes would have lost their original lid-plaque. This artwork comes from an unused etching, originally intended for an Island Records label in the 1970’s. At last, this artwork has found a use where its originality can be shared in some meaningful way.