Fish Ashtray. Armenian Ceramic
Diameter: 5.5" / 14 cm
We wouldn't dream of encouraging you or anyone else to smoke, but this piece stands as a work of art all on its own! It features a representation of the famous 4th century Christian fish mosaic excavated from an ancient church in Tabgha on the shores of the Galilee.
Process of Manufacturing:
Each individual item is hand made with ceramic clay. Once complete it is placed in an oven at temp. 1000 C until hardened.
Each piece is then hand painted using metallic and oxidized paint in order to keep its natural color.
Again it is returned to the oven at the same temperature and finished with fine glazing.