“Tributo a Milano” box (“Tribute to Milan”)

In the wide range of production of silver boxes, there is a series named “Tributo a Milano”, which focuses on some symbols of the city. This box reproduces the Milanese coat of arms: the engraving shows all the details of the white shield with a central red cross. A gold crown then surmounts the coat of arms and it is enclosed between a laurel and an oak branch, held together by a tricolour ribbon.

 

The coat of arms was born at the beginning of the 12th century by merging the red colour nobleness’s sign and the white colour people’s emblem. Soon afterwards, it became a symbol of independence and autonomy. During the centuries, the coat of arms has taken up different meanings, and its shapes changed until the present graphic solution, which is used for promotional purposes.

 

 

Designed by:

Gianmaria Buccellati

 

Handcrafted in 1986