Silver “Battaglia di Cascina”


Champagne cover

Solid pure silver 999/°°

2019, Italy

This champagne K-Over is part of our “Work of Art” Collection.

The artist chiselled on a pure silver 999/°° K-OVER the scene of the very begging of the Battle between Florence and Pisa. The scene shows Florentine soldiers bathing naked in the river Arno, responding to a trumpet warning of the Pisan attack. To realize this cover, the Artist took inspiration from a never-completed artwork commissioned to Michelangelo. This masterpiece has been exposed at Four Season (2019, Florence), Cannes Yachting Festival (2019, Cannes) and Origin (2019, Milan).
The cover has been completely handcrafted by Lorenzo Foglia, a Florentine master goldsmith. The production process took several months and the techniques used are overhang and chisel. The core value of the product is given by its artistic perfection. The artist worked a single piece of silver and the complexity of the task was increased by the fact that the reverse side is missing. It is also important to underline the great attention in chiseling human bodies.

Artist information
Lorenzo Foglia, was born in Viareggio in 1971. He grew up in his family workshop, and still very young, started working there together with his father and grandfather. There, he studied the art of metalworking and learned embossing and chisel techniques. During his career he created furniture and jewellery for the Royal Houses of Europe, the theatre and cinema. He won twice the international competition “Art in a jewel”, promoted by Florence Gift Mart. He is President of the Silversmiths of the city of Florence and he is “Master Craftsman” recognized by Tuscany Region, “OMA Craftsman”, and “Master of Art and Craft” for the Cologni Foundation of Milan.
Recently, he has been working with K-OVER for the project: works of art. He signed all the champagne cover he chiselled.

Technical features
K-OVER is a brand of P.M.P Firenze, a company with more than 40 years of experience in the silverware industry.   Our covers can maintain your precious bottles of champagne fresh. The cover can be easily used as many times as you want: by unscrewing the cap at the bottom of the cover it is possible to change the bottle. All covers are one of a kind and have only been exhibited in public events. Covers are suitable for Champagne bottles such as: Moet Et Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Cristal, Pol Roger, Piper, Perrier Jouet, Taittinger, Mumm, Ferrari, Berlucchi.

All our champagne covers are produced in solid silver 999/°°. The usage of pure material is a novelty: as a matter of fact, silverware is usually produced in sterling silver.   Our choice can be explained with three reasons: First of all, we want to provide a high valuable product to our customers. Secondly, pure silver is hard to oxidize, so that it is easier to be cleaned and polished. Last but not least, silver has an antibacterial property which makes it safe to use for food and beverage.