Arezzo, Italy: Sacchetti, n.d. Miniature silver "blook" (28 x 22 x 7 mm), with blue enamel "covers" and red enamel "spine labels," hinged at front cover which opens to reveal a tiny compartment, edges of "textblock" appropriately striated, and the latch on the "fore-edge" in perfect working order. Near Fine. Item #3505
Excellent, and highly curious silver "Blook," created out of sterling silver by a well-known Tuscan silversmith: Gianfranco Sacchetti Arezzo Italie. On the "spine" of the book is Sacchetti's name and maker's mark (318 AR), as well as the silver grading 925 (i.e. 92.5%) in which the numbers are microscopic. Our specimen is perfect in every way.
The term "Blook" was coined by Mindell Dubansky of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; it is the contraction of the words "Book Look," and refers to an object that looks like a book.