Vintage Brass

Careful burnishing back of a secret tarnished formula provides this finish with a unique cast bronze look

Why we love it

Our Vintage Brass finish offers a worn-in look that is painstakingly created by coating the brass surface with a black oxidizing agent, before carefully brushing this away to reveal the brass beneath. Only once the right balance has been found do we then seal the surfaces with an industry leading 2 coats of matt lacquer.

Kitchen Tap, LOF71, finished in Vintage Brass

Basin Tap, LOC07, with thanks to Rigby & Rigby

Principle characteristics

When compared to Heritage Brass we feel this artisanal effect is softened by its presentation under a matt lacquer that adds a subtlety to its expression. Darkened areas remain in tighter joints and angles to provide contrast and further evidence of how our artisans leave their own unique expression on each product.

Something to consider

Vintage Brass, alongside several others, belong to our artisanal finish offering. The variance of pressure applied on each stroke as we brush microns of darkened surface away leaves each product with its own character that is unique to the polisher who created it. For those who are seeking uniformity of surface finish therefore we would suggest looking to Tarnished Brass or Brushed Brass as an alternative

Showerhead, ANC49, with thanks to Rigby & Rigby

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