ARTEL's Turtle Double Old Fashioned in Taupe

ARTEL's Turtle Double Old Fashioned in Taupe


Introduced in 2016

With their long lifespan, slow movements, sturdiness, and wrinkled appearance, turtles are a symbol of longevity, wisdom, and stability in many cultures around the world. TURTLE celebrates these lowly-yet-majestic creatures by depicting a fine specimen in all of its hard-shelled glory, seen from the side and facing the viewer with an inscrutable reptilian grin.

A unique feature of TURTLE is the variety of techniques utilized in its production. The turtle itself is hand-engraved and then delicately hand-polished to enhance the subtleties and shading of its shell, legs and head, while the pebbly ground on which it stands is sandblasted. Unlike most conventional sandblasted motifs – and indeed, unlike any previous ARTĚL motifs – TURTLE involves five separate layers of sandblasting at different depths to achieve a truly three-dimensional effect and a richly textured surface.



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