Fornicouture Leda Silver Diletto
A sudden blow: the great wings beating still.
Above the staggering girl, her thighs caressed.
By the dark webs, her nape caught in his bill,
He holds her helpless breast upon his breast.
How can those terrifies vague fingers push
The feathered glory from her loosening thighs?
And how can body, laid in that white rush,
But feel the strange heart beating where it lies?’
Leda and The Swan, W.B. Yeats, 1924
Leda and the swan
The Greek myth of Leda and the swan describes Zeus, God of Kings, appearing before Leda, Queen of Sparta, as a swan before raping / seducing her. The story has inspired a number great works of art by artists such as Michaelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. The Yeats poem communicates the full romance and violence of the story.
Leda’ is hollow cast brass to give the best cast surface while offering weight and density. ‘Leda’ is plated in sterling silver, approximately 15 microns, and polished to a high sheen finish. 100% handmade in England.
Wash in warm, not hot, soapy water. Use a clean soft cloth to gently rub dry. Gently buff the shine. Polish if tarnish develops on the silver. Specialist silver polishes are the best option.
Length: 22 cm | 8.66 inch, cross-section first bulb 3.6 cm | 1.41 inch.
Weight: 365 grams | 14.48oz.
Each individual design is by method of production truly unique in style, interpretation and finish, as each piece is completely man-made imperfections are part of the design.
Exclusion from returns applies, please see our returns information.
Complimentary Worldwide Express Shipping
Shipping starts in 1-2 business days* after ordering.
Free & fast DHL Express shipping with premium on demand delivery services, worldwide, and climate neutral (emissions are compensated).
Next day** (Mon-Fri) delivery, when shipping has started.
2-4 day** (Mon-Fri) delivery, when shipping has started.
NETHERLANDS & BELGIUM:
Next day** PostNL (Tue-Sat) delivery, when shipping has started + PostNL Pick-up points.
*Business days: Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays.
**All delivery times are a guide only and are provided by the courier. We are not responsible for delays. Delivery times also exclude bank holidays, weekends and rare (customs) delays. Remote and rural areas may take longer to reach. Please track your parcel for updates.
Note, local taxes and duties may apply for deliveries outside the European Union and are charged by your local customs on delivery. Unfortunately we cannot predict when they are charged or how much it will be.
Made to order, bespoke, custom and made to measure items are shipped when ready. Find information on the estimated production time with the product.
Please be aware that due to customs restrictions items made of genuine exotic skin (croc/pyhton/lizard) or wood cannot be shipped outside the European Union. For Australia items made of feathers are also excluded.
We ship in neutral shipping boxes, sender is Exorior Added Value B.V., not Xenses, we use neutral descriptions as much as possible for customs, and the invoice is not included in the parcel. Please be aware that international shipments might be subject to rare customs inspections, we have no control over this.
Allmost all orders come with complimentary luxury Xenses gift wrapping. However some items are shipped to you without gift wrapping, mostly due to odd sizing. Please contact us if you would like to know if your purchase comes with gift wrapping.
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Request to hold my Package: Vacation hold and safekeeping up to 30 days
On demand delivery gives you full control and you never miss another delivery. Flexible, convenient and always at the right moment.
Countries we ship to:
- Belgium (PostNL)
- Denmark (excl. Faroe Islands)
- Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
- Netherlands (PostNL)
- New Zealand
- Portugal (Excl. Azores, Madeira)
- South Africa
- United States
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When shopping from outside the European Union, our prices are already shown without Dutch Tax 21%.
When shopping from inside the European Union prices are shown including your local country Tax.
Import duties and local tax may be imposed by your own country. We have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they will be or how long any delay at customs will be.
Climate Neutral Shipping
In looking for ways to become a more climate neutral business, Xenses ships with Go Green services with DHL Express, which means that the emissions of the transport to you are certified compensated. For deliveries in the Netherlands and Belgium; all PostNL shipments are CO2 neutral.