I was introduced to Sherle Wagner when I first began creating interiors for the yachting industry in the early 1980's. The custom capabilities and gold leaf became a favorite for those seeking exceptional interiors for their yacht.
From Sherle Wagner's history page:
Sherle Wagner International products have graced the finest residences, yachts, and planes for the past 75 years. The company is a heritage brand, now operated by the family's third generation, and is known for its incomparable craftsmanship and attention to detail. Mr. Wagner maintained an excellent appreciation for art and architecture throughout his life. His finely trained and sensitive eye established the company's aesthetic, which is now synonymous with the finest in taste and craftsmanship.
These are two of my favorite hand-painted sinks:
The Plaza Hotel in NYC installed Sherle Wagner fittings in all their bathrooms.
Below is a bathroom remodel where our client wanted to keep their tile and the base cabinet. They requested the added elegance of gold leaf with Sherle Wagner bath fittings. A custom shower curtain was made with Ralph Lauren embroidered Belgium linen fabric and Lee Jofa trims made of tiny shells. A new marble top, sconces, custom mirror, framed bird prints, and bath accessories by Pigeon & Poodle completed the new bathroom.