Image 1 – We were approached by Sir Philip Naylor-Leyland, of the Malton Estate, to produce hand-sculpted half-round moulded resin letters for the two elevations for the Talbot Hotel in Malton, North Yorkshire.
These were then gilded in 23.25ct goldleaf and individually positioned on the rough stonework with trough lighting above, giving an elegant and traditional appearance to this new establishment.
The letters are 50cm and 60cm in height and individually fitted via threaded bar fixings in the back of each letter that are then inserted into holes drilled into the stonework of the building and secured with chemical bondings.
The next two photographs show different views of the work, allowing you to see the craftsmanship involved in creating the individual prototype letters, which were manufactured in our own studio.
The client was delighted with the results.
Image 2 – This is the gable end elevation of the Talbot Hotel, Malton, showing the individual letters in all their splendour.
There is surely nothing more elegant to enhance a listed building of this calibre than this traditional form of company branding, which shows the true depth of the skills of our craftsmen.
Image 3 – A close-up shot displaying the sheer beauty and craftsmanship of the individually goldleaf-gilded letters.
Image 4 – The original stone masonry lettering on this listed building was painted with special masonry sealer before the application of 23.25ct goldleaf to create an elegant feature on the exterior wall.
This is an excellent example of how goldleaf can truly enhance stonework of all types from individual letters to statues, transforming them from mere ornaments into stunning features.