Overview: ‘Battle Of Britain’ is a colourful and high-quality, art design silk pocket square with hand-sewn hem, created using artist Paul Nash's famous 'Battle Of Britain' painting in collaboration with the Imperial War Museums (IWM). Presented in a complimentary gift box, for the perfect present. Made in England. Price £70. Up to and including 31st October 2021 (marking the period of the Battle of Britain), Otway & Orford will contribute 10% of the sales of 'Battle Of Britain' to the RAF Benevolent Fund.
Free UK and most international delivery (see below and 'Delivery')
Design & Inspiration: 'Battle Of Britain’ is a colourful and high-quality, full-size silk pocket square and has been created using the famous aerial combat painting, 'Battle Of Britain', by artist Paul Nash (1889-1946) in collaboration the Imperial War Museums (IWM). Nash had wide ranging artistic and literary talents and was one of the most significant landscape painters of the first half of the 20th century. He is often remembered as a surrealist and war artist of both World Wars.
Dating from 1941, Nash’s original work was painted in oils on canvas and was one of four large works on the theme of aerial conflict commissioned from him by the War Artists’ Advisory Committee. The Chairman of the Committee, Kenneth Clark, recognised the allegorical nature of the painting, where it appears that defences rise out of the English landscape and attackers plummet to the earth that has defeated them.
The artwork is reproduced with a good balance of colour between the printed and reverse sides of the silk pocket square to work perfectly with any pocket square fold. The image is framed by the high-quality pocket square’s lilac blue border and cloud white hand-rolled & hand-sewn hem.
The 'Battle Of Britain' art design silk pocket square in its complimentary gift box makes a stylish and unique aviation gift for men who admire the heroics of the pilots who fought during the world's first major battle featuring only air forces. Perfect for a birthday, anniversary, Christmas or simply as a thank you. Inside each smart Otway & Orford gift box with its blueberry-coloured lid and pale blue base, this unusual silk pocket square has been carefully wrapped in tissue and is accompanied by a card telling the story of the artist and his vibrant and stirring artwork.
Up to and including 31st October 2021 (marking the period of the Battle of Britain), Otway & Orford will contribute 10% of the sales of 'Battle Of Britain' to the RAF Benevolent Fund to acknowledge the contribution of all RAF personnel past and present.
Size: A full-size silk pocket square, approximately 42cm x 42cm (16.5” x 16.5”). Dimensions may vary slightly following the printing and manufacturing process as silk is a natural material.
Material Composition & Care: 100% Mulberry silk is woven into 15oz silk twill, which is used for its look and feel as well as to ensure the pocket square sits perfectly in the top pocket.
Silk should always be dry cleaned by reputable dry cleaners. Avoid pressing the hand-finished hem of the pocket square in order to preserve the hem’s distinctive 'shoestring' shape and character.
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Country of Origin: Made in England. Printed and manufactured with hand-finishing in Macclesfield Cheshire, the traditional home of English silk printing. Meets EU criteria for being a product of the UK.
Price: £70 is the price of a pocket square, including complimentary gift box, for sales to all countries as there is no UK VAT/sales tax charge on any goods or services available on this website. As all goods and services sold to outside the UK are provided Delivery Duties Unpaid (DDU), the price excludes any customs duties, taxes and clearance charges. If applicable, these are payable locally by the recipient. Meets EU criteria for being a product of the UK.
Delivery: There is free delivery in the UK and for most destinations internationally. We ship in the UK using Royal Mail and internationally using DPD, DHL, Parcelforce & Royal Mail. To find the countries we ship to along with delivery details by country (including aimed for delivery time) please see 'Delivery'. These details are also part of the checkout process, ahead of order confirmation.
Returns: You may return a purchase to us for refund or exchange for whatever reason as long as you inform us in writing of your return request within 14 days following receipt of the item and then return it to us within 14 days of us acknowledging your request. Full details of the returns process, including returns timings and eligibility criteria, can be found at 'Returns'.