The Wellington (2021)
Pedro Da Costa Felgueiras
The Wellington (2021) by Pedro da Costa Felgueiras is a unique handmade bowl fashioned from Portuguese cork oak bark, gilded with gold, and painted with historical pigments. The rich green paint, mixed by Pedro himself, is called terre verte, a pigment originating in Verona and a favourite of Cennino Cennini (the late-Gothic Florentine painter) who used it as a base for gilding, hence the alluring addition of 24 carat gold. This unique artwork is named in homage to Arthur Wellesley, the first Duke of Wellington, who is celebrated for his military prowess. Terre verte carries heavy military associations, and the colour has been used for uniforms by the Imperial Russian Army since the 18th century. This beautiful object is a collector's item, carefully crafted to stand the test of time.
Material: Cork, 24 Carat Gold, Terre Verte
Dimensions: Height: 13.5cm, Length: 35.5cm, Width: 31cm
Care Instructions: Dust lightly, metal rim can be cleaned with a soft damp cloth