Blue and White Floral Plate - Circles. Armenian Ceramic
Diameter: 8.66" / 22 cm
This gorgeous ceramic plate with a classic Armenian ornate colorful floral motif is a masterful work of art. Keep it on the wall or mantel as a decoration, or take it down and use it for candy, fruit, or whatever comes to mind.
The Armenian community in Jerusalem goes back to the 5th century and they occupy one of the 4 quarters of the Old City, a distinct neighborhood within its walls. For thousands of years it has been the world center for these colorfully and richly designed works of art.
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.