Small German Silver Palette
German silver, also called Nickel silver, derives its name from its bright silvery appearance though it contains no silver at all. It is an alloy of copper, nickel and zinc and finds many applications in cutlery, jewelry and musical instruments. Many professional level french horns are made entirely of nickel silver. The value of nickel silver is found in its hardness and its increased corrosion resistance. I have found this to be a wonderful material with which to make our watercolor palette boxes. (see FAQ for more info)
The dimensions of the box are: 5 1/2" x 3 3/4" x 1". Each box comes has 21 paint wells with a large mixing area on the lid and flap with two additional mixing areas on adjacent smaller flaps. The traditional thumb ring often found on the outside bottom of older style palettes is replaced with our new (Pat. Pend.) fold away thumb hanger. This is a very stable way to hold the box when in use but folds away out of site when the box is closed up. The mixing areas and the paint wells are each double primed with epoxy primer and finished with a durable industrial topcoat. The natural brass finish is given a high polish. The exterior is coated with an anti tarnish compound and a final hard wax polishe. Included with each box is a protective cloth bag with drawstring.