This is the antique copper vessel of my last post as it was auctioned last Thursday...a little dull, no revealed beauty.
And this is how she looks after a bit of "spit and polish"
I neglected to measure the vessel, but I think it measures about 15" in diameter and 22" in height. I love the counterpoint of the classical style marble column.
I have collected 18th and 19th century brass candlesticks since my years in Spain, and I guess that this vessel is an extension of that passion....
Quick note: first I cleaned the copper with a very mild detergent. When dry, I polished it with hard paste wax. With metal pieces like this it is best to preserve their wonderful patina (and spirit)-- bringing out their brilliance in other ways.
Sending blessing for a wonderful week--can't believe that it is October ALREADY.
Mary and Jones (and Cole)