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A. Llewellyn Tulip

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A. Llewellyn Tulip

6,900.00

DESIGNER/MANUFACTURER

Alexandra Llewellyn

DESCRIPTION

Tulip is part of Alexandra Llewellyn’s signature collection of hand painted and hand crafted backgammons. The London based artist has grown an international clientele of virtues with her bespoke backgammons personalized to the commissioner.

A London Oak box opens to reveal Tulips once worth more than their weight in gold.

The tulip was introduced to Europe from the Ottoman Empire in the sixteenth century. It is known as an extraordinarily beautiful and varied flower, as well as the cause of the first ever speculative bubble – the Tulip Crisis in the Netherlands. The tulips are housed in an Oak Box, sourced from trees growing in London. The artwork is sealed with hand-applied lacquer. The compartments are lined in calf leather. 

The shakers are black calf leather with inside lips to ensure fair and random rolls of the precision laser cut dice. The doubling die is embossed weighted leather.

Chips available in semi-precious stones, wood, leather and bespoke materials upon request.

Introduced as a child to backgammon in the alleys of Cairo by her Egyptian step-grandfather, Alexandra's appreciation for the game and the inherent beauty of the board grew over the years.

After training as a fine artist in Leeds and the University of California, Santa Barbara, Alexandra in 2007 returned to London to head product development for The Prince's School of Traditional Arts. Founded by the Prince of Wales, the school aims to preserve and teach traditional craftsmanship techniques. During this time, Alexandra's interest in traditional craft, contemporary art and cutting-edge technology flourished, leading her in 2010 to design backgammon boards. This incredibly traditional pastime was the perfect way for Alexandra to express her love of materials, with wooden designs featuring beautifully textured feathers, antlers, butterflies, palm trees and vintage nude images — either hand painted or hand applied prints lacquered by the artist at her London based studio.

DIMENSIONS

Closed

60 x 38 x 10.5 cm / 23.5 x 15 x 4 in

Open

60 x 77 x 5 cm / 23.5 x 30 x 2 in

LEAD TIME

Upon Request

* 1 Currently Available

PRICE

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