Seigado Purple Gradation Copper Single-Flower Vase
The design is made by rolling a copper plate into a cylindrical shape. The shape is formed by hammering. The welded part is riveted to create a decorative design that also serves a practical purpose. A ball-like pattern is hammered on the surface to give it a unique look.
The surface color of the copper is gradated from brown to purple. This is a simple cylindrical vase with an interesting handmade quality.
1. Soak the copper in a thin sulfur solution to darken it.
2. Immediately rinse well with water and dry.
3. Polish the surface with a cloth. The black color becomes shiny and the hammered finish also appears.
4. Polish the surface more vigorously and carefully.
5. Next, boil Seigado's secret colored water solution.
6. Boiled for a short time in the boiling solution.
7. Immediately, the pot is rinsed with water and dried.
8. Then a purple color appears.
- Dimension: D5.5cm(2.2in)×H15cm(5.9in)
- Material: Copper
- Origin: Made in Japan
- Brand: Seigado
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