King's Yellow Vessel II

Pedro Da Costa Felgueiras
King's Yellow Cork Vessel II by Pedro da Costa Felgueiras is a unique bowl that has been hand-shaped from cork, with a vibrant yellow interior painted by hand using historical pigments with a subtle gilt accent of 24 carat gold. To finish, beaten copper is laid along its edge. This beautiful piece is a collector's item, carefully crafted to stand the test of time. The piece comes with it's own stand.

King's Yellow Cork Vessel II is handmade using Portuguese cork oak bark and traditional Japanese lacquer techniques creating a vessel which truly celebrates nature, tradition and innovation. The cork used can only be collected every seven to eight years, and it takes at least fifty years before it is suitable to be harvested. For this piece, Pedro has wholly redefined the interior of the vessel with a regal 'King's Yellow' pigment and accents of 24-carat gilt gold. The piece is then finished with a bronze plated copper perimeter that follows the undulating lines of the cork. The resulting effect is one where nature and Pedro's imagination combine to exist harmoniously.
Material: Cork, bronze plated copper, ‘King’s Yellow’ pigment, 24 carat gold
Dimensions: Height: 16cm, Length: 43cm, Width: 23cm
Care Instructions: Dust lightly, metal rim can be cleaned with a soft damp cloth
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Fashioned from the bark of the Portuguese cork oak, the vessel's organic shape is formed from the parts of the tree that grow over old cut branches on the tree's trunk. Once harvested, Pedro shapes the cork by hand to achieve the desired silhouette. The interior is then hand-painted with layers of historial pigment and gilt accents of 24 carat gold. The final touch is the antique bronze plated copper which is beaten into shape and applied to the vessel's perimeter.
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.