Holbein Green (2021)

Pedro Da Costa Felgueiras
Holbein Green (2021) by Pedro da Costa Felgueiras is a unique handmade bowl fashioned from Portuguese cork oak bark, gilded with platinum, and painted with historical pigments. Wholly redefining the interior of the vessel, Pedro allows nature and imagination to exist harmoniously within this unique artwork. The striking blue-green paint, mixed by Pedro himself, references a tone used on the portrait of Erasmus of Rotterdam by Hans Holbein – a very common background on Old Masters portraiture as it denoted high status. This beautiful piece is a collector's item, carefully crafted to stand the test of time.

Material: Cork, Platinum, Verdeazzuro
cm: Width 31cm, Depth 39cm, Height 11cm
inches: Width 12.2in, Depth 15.4in, Height 4.3in
Care Instructions: Dust lightly, metal rim can be cleaned with a soft damp cloth


Holbein Green (2021) is handmade using Portuguese cork oak bark and traditional Japanese lacquer techniques to create a vessel which truly celebrates nature, tradition and innovation. The vessel's organic shape is formed from the parts of the tree that grow over old cut branches on the tree's trunk. Verdeazzuro paint (dry pigment suspended in resin) is applied to the interior, and the edge is gilt with platinum.

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The Maker Pedro Da Costa Felgueiras Historic Paint Specialist - South East England

Pedro da Costa Felgueiras is a historic paint and lacquer expert based in London. He established his practice Lacquer Studios in 1995; specialising in Oriental & European lacquer as well as historic paint techniques. Having built his reputation restoring objects for museums, historic properties and private clients, more recently Pedro has turned his attention to creating artworks and furniture showcasing his heritage and the materials, methods and centuries-old traditions of paint craftsmen.