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Bone Cutlery
John Gerrard
Bone Cutlery
BONE CUTLERY, designed 2009 5-piece dinner service set 33-micron silver-plated flatware edition of 500 sets $650 / set of five BONE CUTLERY, designed 2009 3-piece dinner service set 33-micron silver-plated flatware edition of 500 sets $450 / set of three BONE CUTLERY, designed 2009 pair of salad tossers 33-micron silver-plated serving pieces edition of 100 pairs $300 / pair Artware Editions is pleased to announce the release of its newest edition by John Gerrard entitled, Bone Cutlery, which is composed of silver-plated flatware and a set of silver-plated salad tossers. As with much of Gerrard's current work, Bone Cutlery furthers the artist's inquiry into the underlying structures that sustain us, in this case, the frequently opaque systems intrinsic to food production and consumption by which food arrives at our tables. The handles for the Bone Cutlery flatware and the entire forms of the salad tossers are molded directly from different bones of a single goat. Gerrard collaborated closely with traditional silversmiths in the south of France to pair bone handles with classic heads so that each of the pieces is properly weighted and feels comfortable in-hand. The pieces are then plated with 33-micron silver and have a mirror-like finish making the forms at once primal and alluring. Bone Cutlery is composed of three different limited editions: 1. A formal five-piece place setting consisting of a dinner knife, dinner fork, table spoon, salad fork and soup spoon. Available in an edition of 500 sets. $650 / set of five 2. A three-piece set consisting of a dinner knife, dinner fork and table spoon. Available in an edition of 500 sets. $450 / set of three 3. The exquisite set of salad tossers cast from the goat's shoulder blades is limited to 100 pairs. $300 / pair Bone Cutlery ships in custom silvercloth wraps for easy and safe storage. Please allow 4 - 6 weeks for delivery.