The sterling silver top of this round hairbrush is complemented perfectly by soft natural bristles. Ideal to gently brush your baby's hair. This is one of the Over the Moon sterling silver baby gifts that can be used for the early years of the baby's life and become a talking point in later life. Suitable to be given as a silver gift on the occasion of a christening, birthday or baptism. Silver has been reputed to possess health benefits.
How it is made
Being silversmiths, we do not actually make the brushes themselves. However we do make the brush-back by turning a piece of maple wood on the lathe. It is then sent to the brush-maker who drills holes in the wood to accept the bristles. These are looped and pulled through the wood using thin wires and then secured on the back surface. The silver part we make by the "spinning" method, coaxing a silver disc over a pre-formed shape called a chuck using a polished steel burnisher. This is done while the disc and chuck are spinning together. The skill of the spinner is to prevent the silver disc from buckling as it comes off the flat plane to form a hollow object.
Next, the silver brush back is punched with the maker's mark, JAC in a triangle, the initials of John Campbell. It is then sent to the London Assay Office where it is tested (assayed) to ensure it is made of at least 92.5% silver. Following a positive result from the laboratory, the remaining hallmarks are burned into the surface of the silver using a laser. This is one of the oldest and probably best forms of consumer protection which originated in the 1400s.
Upon return to the silversmith's workshop, the silver brush-back is polished using 4 different grades of compound. It is then decorated with the moon and star motifs. The silver back is then lapped on to the brush and finally packed into the unusual presentation boxes for dispatch.