The Ultramarine Green

Pedro Da Costa Felgueiras
The Ultramarine Green vessel by Pedro da Costa Felgueiras is a unique bowl lined with beaten copper, and painted with historical pigments. This beautiful piece is a collector's item, carefully crafted to stand the test of time. The piece 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. Wholly redefining the interior of the vessel, Pedro allows nature and imagination to exist harmoniously within this unique item.

Material: Cork, sterling silver plating, copper, Ultramarine Green dry pigment suspended in resin
Dimensions: Height: 21cm, Length: 42cm, Width: 49cm
Care Instructions: Wipe with 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. Beaten copper is applied on top of the painted edge and ultramarine green paint (dry pigment suspended in resin) is applied to the interior.
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.