Indian Brass …Floral Friday

It was time to take some brass vases off the top shelf of the project supplies unit and dust them off. They received a short soak in soapy water, a quick rinse, and a gentle buffing with an old terry cloth towel. After a little more air-drying time they were ready for use.

Vases of brass, constructed by artisans in India bring me great joy. They are eye-catching as is or when used as the foundation of simple projects.

A varnished vase decorated with a flower motif calls for grasses and a solitary yellow daisy. The finishing touch is a Tibetan yarn bracelet.

Complex engraving and enamel fill finishing set this vase apart from the ordinary. A California poppy makes the piece pop.

The small, varnish-coated vase has a weighted base. It’s a smart way to display a large floral solitaire.

Intricate, traditional, hand applied mother of pearl and lacquer make this container extra special. For a hint of post-modernism, I used a tall fern and small chrysanthemums.

The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes Ancient Roman architect, civil engineer, and writer, Marcus Vitruvius Pollio. “Quicksilver is used for many purposes; without it, neither silver nor brass can be properly gilt.”

About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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