Welcome to patina heaven. This large and exceptionally beautiful verdigris-covered copper ikebana bowl is giving me an opportunity to go down a rabbit hole in the name of writing a compelling description.
15 3/8”Dia x 5”H — Flower frog lily pads 3”
According to CitizenWolf.com, “…verdigris is not a single, defined hue but rather a little bit magic – a meet-cute between copper and oxygen. The O2 strips electrons away to expose copper atoms, so they're free to mix n' mingle with other particles in an endless, ever-evolving dance. … All the components are in an ever-changing and complex electrochemical reaction equilibrium that’s dependent on the ambient environment.”
“Just as in an ever-expanding universe, light stretches and colours change – so does verdigris – so much so, you can't assign it a hex code. Instead, it's a shifting spectrum based on where and how it was made. On its surface sits transforming molecules, a coexisting of now and then.“
Word. Verdigris is my new identity.
And I didn’t even touch on the fascinating art of ikebana flower arranging!